Ground beetles to be found in and around Torphins Wood, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Torphins is a village in upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland. There is nothing particularly special about the wood, it is a mixed species coniferous/deciduous wood, so things found there can probably be found in many other Scottish, British or even European woods. For more information on Torphins itself and the human population there go to Torphins.org.
Found under stones and logs during the day, it hunts snails during the night.
Most commonly seen during the warmer months, but is around all year.
Can squirt acid out of its rear end, and can make a hissing noise.