Observation 2015-10-25 11:10 PM
Tags / Aspects
This 20 mm long beetle looked very different to other ground beetles because of its flattened body and a thorax that is notched both anteriorly and posteriorly. Elytra showed fine parallel ridges and had a metallic sheen which reflected purple and teal colours. Legs were long had short spines.
These ground beetles are said to feed on caterpillars. They are strongly attracted to U-V emitting lights and can congregate in large numbers but do not stay in one place for long. They stay hidden during the day but are very active at night.
Date & Time
2015-10-25 11:10 PM
-37.89325 , 145.31111 : 129.002 m
Near Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia
|NS Observation No.||56FD0AC0ED2A89615500006E|
|Created||2016-03-31 10:40 PM (about 3 years ago)|
|Created By||Leuba Ridgway|
|Updated||2016-05-06 11:34 AM (almost 3 years ago)|
|Updated By||Leuba Ridgway|
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