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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Carabus

Ground Beetle - Carabus sylvosus Carabid 8 - Carabus granulatus - male Carabus nemoralis? - Carabus taedatus - female Carabus - Carabus taedatus - female Carabus auratus Carabus (Tanaocarabus) finitimus Haldeman - Carabus finitimus Ground Beetle  - Carabus vinctus Carabus larva - Carabus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Carabinae
Tribe Carabini
Genus Carabus
Pronunciation
kăr´å`bŭs
Explanation of Names
Carabus Linnaeus 1758
Greek karabos (κα'ραβος) 'horned beetle, crawfish/lobster'(1)
Numbers
14 spp. (of which 3 adventive) in 9 subgenera in our area, >700 total in ~90 subgenera(2)
Range
Holarctic (most diverse in montane Eurasia)(2), incl. much of NA, esp. the northern half: 12 spp. in Canada(3), 8 in New England(4), 6 in WI(5), 5 in the Carolinas (cancellatus, goryi, serratus, sylvosus, vinctus)(6)(7), 2 in FL(8), 2-3 in CA(9)
Food
Predatory
Life Cycle
Some species reported to overwinter as adults. Some reported to perform a courtship ritual, unusual in beetles.