Blue Ground Beetle
Posterior
Ellura
Tiger Beetle
 
    
Blue Ground Beetle (Carenum speciosum)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Ground Beetle (Carabidae)
Species: Blue Ground Beetle (Carenum speciosum)
This Photo:     Ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
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 a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.