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Searcher Beetle - Carabus nemoralis

Searcher Beetle - Carabus nemoralis
Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
May 10, 2005
Size: ~16mm
Here's a lateral view. By the way, "nemoralis" translates into "of the woods" or "sylvan", so the common name MAY be "Forest Searcher"...

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Searcher Beetle - Carabus nemoralis Searcher Beetle - Carabus nemoralis

As far as I know, the term "searcher" applies only to the genus Calosoma, but I am happy to be corrected if someone knows differently. Fabulous images, Tony, showing the metallic sheen nicely!

Thanks Eric!
I upgraded my flash and got a light diffuser for minimizing "Beetle-glare"...

"Searcher" I got from the info page on Carabinae...

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