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Pterostichus ? - Dicaelus purpuratus

Pterostichus ? - Dicaelus purpuratus
Massanutten Resort, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
July 29, 2018
Gathering_2018 - this ground beetle remained under the litter, and was quite active. Any guesses?

Dicaelus purpuratus
They're very common on the Massanutten ridge
Moved from Ground Beetles.

Moved from ID Request.

hard to tell when more than 50% of specimen is hidden!

I agree
the critter was not happy by my noticing it!

If the purplish color is true, it is probably
Dicaelus purpuratus.

true color!
That is what caught my eye, even more than the movement.