Ground beetles to be found 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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