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Ground Beetle

Observed: 29th July 2011 By: ph5373
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
ph5373’s reputation in Invertebrates
Ground Beetle

Retrieved from pitfall trap where millipedes and harvestmen were also present

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Carabid identification

If you are doing a pitfall trapping project on carabids, perhaps as an OU student, you could get some advice on identifying them from here:

Did you get the name Feronia cuprea from a very old book? The British beetle checklist is free to download from here:

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Identificatiion keys etc

I am grateful to both commentators for their helpful advice and useful web addresses.
I am an OU student and did take advice from local Country Park rangers on the use of pitfall trapping - and the number of beetle species they had identified in their Park. But I am always prepared to learn more !
As to the identification of this beetle I arrived at it tbrough the key provided in Michael Chinery's 'A field guide to the Insects of Britain' But thank you for tne additional source.