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Chlaenius sericeus? ID needed - Carabus auratus

Chlaenius sericeus? ID needed - Carabus auratus
Carmel, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
May 15, 2018
Size: 0.5 inch
Rapidly moving large beetle snapped crossing a roadside verge. Chlaenius sericeus? ID help much appreciated.Thanks in anticipation

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Chlaenius sericeus? ID needed - Carabus auratus Chlaenius sericeus? ID needed

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Chlaenius is smaller and more velvety, and also smells reallly bad if picked up! These guys are much more tame in my experience, and make fun pets. Definitely common up in scattered places in northern ME, but not in southern ME

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That looks much better .
Thank you. That does look far better. I was working from Kaufman and was doubtful I was right. But your ID looks great especially as a New England species.

Carabus auratus
I'm thinking Carabus auratus.

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