Thursday 26 May 2011

Carabus glabratus - Smooth Ground Beetle

Flicking through last year's photos I found this one of a beetle I hadn't identified, but have now! It's Carabus glabratus, which I think means Smooth Ground Beetle. It's very common. Its wings are fused together so it can't fly, but  I was reading that apparently some ground beetles within the same species can fly whilst others can't! Interesting.


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