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  • Vietinghoff's Ground Beetle - (Carabus vietinghoffii)

    Vietinghoff's Ground Beetle - (Carabus vietinghoffii)

    Little is known about the two-toned Vietinghoff Ground Beetle, but that only adds to its intrigue.

    Staff Writer (7/18/2017): Ground Beetles are generally nocturnal insects, feeding either on other insects, nematodes or perhaps both. The Vietinghoff Ground Beetle is black with a red border around both the pronotum and the abdomen. It is unstudied as a species.

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    Vietinghoff's Ground Beetle

    Category: Beetle
    Common name: Vietinghoff's Ground Beetle
    Scientific Name: Carabus vietinghoffii

      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Coleoptera
          Family: Carabidae
           Genus: Carabus
            Species: vietinghoffii

    Size (Adult, Length): 15mm to 22mm (0.59in to 0.87in)

    Identifying Colors: black, red

    Additional Descriptors: bicolor, bumpy, edge, shiny, metallic, flying

    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico

    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.

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