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Photo#1208533
Beetle - Carabus nemoralis

Beetle - Carabus nemoralis
Boulder County, Colorado, USA
April 6, 2016

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Beetle - Carabus nemoralis Beetle - Carabus nemoralis

Moved, Carabus nemoralis (hope others agree :)
Moved from ID Request.

Carabini?
Not an expert by a long shot but this appears to be in the tribe Carabini. Someone else may be able to give a more precise ID. In general, beetles should always be photographed dorsally from directly above. An oblique angle like this is much less helpful and in many cases doesn't allow for a very precise ID. In some cases (Histerids, for example), a ventral view is very helpful and in some cases (weevils come to mind), a lateral angle can be very useful. In practically all cases, a straight dorsal shot is the most helpful.

 
Carabus sp.
tough angle for me to ID but others may take it further.

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