Explanation of Names
Carabus auratus auratus Linnaeus 1760
auratus Latin 'golden'
native to Europe, introduced to North America (Boston 1940s) for gypsy moth control, established in New England(1)
Slugs, worms, cutworms, and other invertebrates
a member of the subgenus Tachypus
Weber (4 spp. in Europe, one ranging into Siberia)(1)
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.