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Violet Ground Beetle

Observed: 18th June 2013 By: pq75pq75’s reputation in Invertebratespq75’s reputation in Invertebratespq75’s reputation in Invertebratespq75’s reputation in Invertebrates
Violet Ground Beetle
Description:

Blackish with a purple sheen especially around the edges.

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grant burleigh's picture

Violet Ground Beetle

Could it be the other species of Violet Ground Beetle: Carabus problematicus?

nightfly's picture

I was just thinking the same

I was just thinking the same thing Grant. There might be just a bit too much finely ridged texture on the elytra for violaceus but I'm not 100% sure with this one.

Cathal.

nightfly's picture

Had another look, it doesnt

Had another look, it doesnt seem ridged enough for problematicus in my opinion(for what its worth). I do see a lot of problematicus but not violaceus as it isnt in Ireland.

Cathal.