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European Ground Beetle - Carabus nemoralis

European Ground Beetle - Carabus nemoralis
Enumclaw, Forested Unincorporated King County, Washington, USA
October 3, 2009
Size: 26mm
What does it mean when they perform an 'in and out' motion with this 'posterior appendage'? Can you tell if its a male or female based on this portion while it's visible?

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