Blue Ground Beetle
Green Sheen Ground Beetle
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Ground Beetle (Carabidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Blue Ground Beetle (Carenum speciosum)|
Thank you Connor Graham for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) 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.