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Ground beetle larva

Observed: 26th September 2009 By: wad25
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Long bodied black larva, tapering body, 10 segments, quick mover

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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I often find larvae like this

I often find larvae like this in pitfall traps and I've always assumed they are Carabus spp, see http://www.commanster.eu/commanster/Insects/Beetles/SpBeetles/Carabus.mo... (we most often see Carabus violaceus, C. problematicus and C. nemoralis)

Rob Coleman