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Species Carabus auratus

Carabus auratus Large iridescent green beetle - Carabus auratus Carabus auratus Green metallic beetle - Carabus auratus Ground beetle - Carabus auratus - female Carabus auratus - female Carabus auratus - male Striped beetle - Carabus auratus
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
Species auratus (Carabus auratus)
Explanation of Names
Carabus auratus auratus Linnaeus 1760
auratus Latin 'golden'
Range
native to Europe, introduced to North America (Boston 1940s) for gypsy moth control, established in New England(1)
Food
Slugs, worms, cutworms, and other invertebrates
Remarks
a member of the subgenus Tachypus Weber (4 spp. in Europe, one ranging into Siberia)(1)
Print References
Smith M.E. (1959) Carabus auratus L. and other carabid beetles introduced into the United States as Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) predators (Coleoptera, Carabidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 61: 7-10.
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.