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Ground Beetle

Observed: 3rd March 2013 By: NAS4
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Description:

While planting trees this ground beetle was discovered. About an inch in length, purple iridescent edges to part of its back, very long antennae. Long strong back legs, with barbs on them.

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ID comment - Carabus nemoralis

I believe the three rows of small pits on each elytra, plus the rough head, make this C. nemoralis. ISpot has changed the name to Carabus (Archicarabus) nemoralis but I believe both are correct.