Ground beetles to be found in and around Torphins Wood, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Nebria gyllenhali, also known as Nebria rufescens

Nebria gyllanhali

Usually found near streams and in moorland.

Adult length is 8.6 - 12.0 mm.

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Carabus violaceus, common name - the violet ground beetle

Carabus violaceus, violet ground beetle, adult

Common and abundant everywhere in parks, gardens, forests and open country.

Adults range in size from 20 - 30 mm long.

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Agonum dorsale

Agonum dorsale, carabid beetle

Found in open meadows, grassland and gardens.

Adults length ranges from 5.8 - 8.2 mm.

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Agonum albipes

Agonum albipes

Usually found near water.

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Carabid beetle larva, ground beetle larva

Carabid beetle larva, ground beetle larva

Found in a variety of habitats throughout the year.

Fast moving.

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