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Green Beetle with Purple Legs

Observed: 2nd June 2011 By: srtracy
Beetle
Description:

Green abdomen (shiny), long purple legs, Purple thorax with orangish/gold along the sides. small head, but rather large mandibles compared to head size. Long, straight antenna. Very fast moving. app. 5 cm in length. Found in the grass in a park.

Identifications
  •  
    Likely ID
    a caterpillar hunting beetle (Calosoma sp.)
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.