Ant-nest Beetle
Blue Ground Beetle
Blue Ground Beetle (Carenum speciosum)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Beetle (Coleoptera)
Family: Ground Beetle (Carabidae)
Species: Blue Ground Beetle (Carenum speciosum)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
We found two of these dead near the caravan when we arrived one day.
Both looked identical, but quite different sizes. One being about 25mm long, with the smaller one (shown here) at about 20mm.

Copyright © 2017 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Feb-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species