European Ground Beetle
Carabus nemoralis

european ground beetle

face of the ground beetle
This is a pregnanat female European Ground Beetle.  Obviously she hasn't been out to get new "clothes"
that fit.  I see these predatory beetles from time to time in my garden.  © Carol Davis, 5-29-2009

ground beetle
This was the first ground beetle I found in my yard.  It was in the garden. Quite the colorful little
devil.   They are known to prey on soft-bodied garden pests such as the slug. © Carol Davis, 7-8-07

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