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Carabus auratus

Carabus auratus
Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, USA
May 12, 2009
This fellow was found at North Branch Nature Center. It was in the grass on a field, and apparently others of it's kind had been found in this area in the past. It was so cool looking that I just grabbed it and hoped not to get bit. As you can see, I didn't.

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Carabus auratus Carabus auratus

Carabus auratus
or one of the other Europeans. Actually, I'm rather sure it's auratus

C. auratus has been introduced into the US
and has been found in Quebec - we even have a guide page for it already, so go ahead and add your nice photos to that one!

Wow, that was record speed! Thanks so much for the ID.

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