European ground beetle

6798.    Found in Vancouver BC on our back porch today, April 19th. The blue and pink shimmer stood out and we have been trying to identify it. Body type seems closest to several borer beetles but not really sure. Vancouver, BC. Canada

Number 6798. This is a European ground beetle, Carabus nemoralis (Coleoptera: Carabidae), an introduced species that is a general predator on other small invertebrates. Click here for detailed information on this very interesting species.

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