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Green Beetle - Carabus auratus

Green Beetle - Carabus auratus
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
June 10, 2005
Size: ~25mm
Urban garden. This beetle seemed to be freshly hatched, weak-kneed with a beautiful green iridescence.

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maybe ..
maybe Carabus auratus or similar. Listed from here in NIN.

Thanks, Phillip
Carabus auratus looks good!

I just identified one of these for another website a week or two ago. It is an introduced species from Europe, not a native.

I don't recall seeing much about the range of this in NA - is listed in Nomina, but also Quebec Canada. It appears this was deliberately introduced;

Smith, M.E. 1959. Carabus auratus L. and other carabid beetles introduced into the United States as gypsy moth predators (Coleoptera, Carabidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 61: 7-10.

Nice beetle!
I'm envious. Maybe I'll find one too eventually.

Cool beetle!!!
I'd love to see one too.

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