foxy's picture

Beetle id please

Observed: 24th July 2011 By: foxyfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebrates
DSCF2732
Description:

I disturbed this beele while walking in a cutover bog today,it was running from clump to clump of moss,about 15-17mm long ,bronze to black in colour.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

foxy's picture

Pterosfichus

Thank you both for id I agree with Pterostichus but can altus silva tell me what makes it madidus please?

Foxy

altus silva's picture

Hind angles of pronotum

Hello Foxy,
Pt. madidus has rounded hind angles, other species have at least a little denticle (Pt. nigrita/rhaeticus). There is another species with rounded angles (Pt. aethiops), but in my experience it is darker and shorter in shape.

foxy's picture

Thanks

Thanks for that info..

Foxy