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Carabid beetle

Observed: 14th March 2010 By: dan_wrench
Natural Shropshire - Biodiversity Partnership
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Description:

Unknown carabid found in a back garden

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which a ground beetle (Pterostichus madidus) interacts

Comments

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Pterostichus madidus

It looks good for Pterostichus madidus to me (haven't clicked on "I agree" because I don't know my ground beetles well enough to be certain, but I certainly don't disagree!).

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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Pterostichus madidus

Thanks both. We have very few beetle records in Shropshire generally but this year a new beetle group has formed and I'm keen to get involved and add records to the NBN and the Natural Shropshire maps. This could be the first record of this seemingly common species in the vicinity of Shrewsbury since 1984!

Dan Wrench
Biodiversity Officer - Shropshire
dan.wrench@shropshire.gov.uk
www.NaturalShropshire.org.uk
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