Little is known about the gleaming, two-colored Vietinghoff Ground Beetle, but that only adds to its intrigue.
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.
Scientific Name: Carabus vietinghoffii
Size (Adult; Length): 15mm to 22mm (0.59in to 0.86in)
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Antennae: Beetles have a pair of antennae on the head used as sensors.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and mandibles (jaws).
Thorax: Holds the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Elytron: One of two wing cases on a Beetle that protects its wings (plural: elytra).
Wings: Appendages used for flying and kept under the elytra until needed.
Abdomen: Houses organs related to circulation, reproduction, and excretion.
Legs: Beetles have three pairs of legs located at the thorax, numbering six legs in all.