Ground Beetle

Ground Beetle

Observation - Ground Beetle - UK and Ireland. Description: Black beetle with dull sheen about 2cm long found under decaying log in ancient woodland. Presumably some variety of ground beetle, but it appeared to hiss when picked up. The curved shape & shadow in the photo is a 5p piece.

Black beetle with dull sheen about 2cm long found under decaying log in ancient woodland. Presumably some variety of ground beetle, but it appeared to hiss when picked up. The curved shape & shadow in the photo is a 5p piece.