Beautiful British Beetles III: The granulated carabid

This is one of my absolute favourite beetles. It is widespread in both the United Kingdom, and Canada. I’ve often stumbled across it on warm summer nights scurrying across the pavement in town, and sometimes finding it under stones in the back yard. They can give a bit of a nip if you’re not careful, and the males have these amazingly fat toes they use to grab females with for mating. The entire genus Carabus is full of beautiful beetles. They’re definitely worth checking out. Will be sure to cover another from this showy genus.

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