Common Name: Granulated Carabid
Carabus granulatus Linnaeus, 1758
Length: 16 - 24 mm
Habitat: Cultivated ground, sparse deciduous woods,
usually near water (i.e.
Time of year seen: April
to November (Additional Sightings)
Diet: Adults and larva predatory
Other: This large beetle is present in Europe and
eastward to Japan. It is an introduced species in North America .
Coloration is typically metallic green to black or bronze. Most
individuals typically have reduced hind wings, however wings maybe
fully developed. The Granulated Carabid is a riparian species found in grasslands,
farmlands, and forested lowlands and also at higher mountainous elevations.
The adults and larva are predatory, feeding on other insects. The beetles
hibernate during winter and reproduce the following year. The female lays a
clutch of ~40 eggs in a small hollowed out area in the ground. The
larva typically live underground.