Carabus violaceus

Carabus violaceus

Observation - Carabus violaceus - UK and Ireland. Description: Photos of Carabus violaceus, one of the two violet ground beetles, showing the relatively smoother elytra (wing cases covering the abdomen) and less strongly raised edges of the pronotum (top of thorax). Compare with Carabus problematicus at http://www.is

Photos of Carabus violaceus, one of the two violet ground beetles, showing the relatively smoother elytra (wing cases covering the abdomen) and less strongly raised edges of the pronotum (top of thorax). Compare with Carabus problematicus at http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/9458