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Necklace Ground beetle

Necklace Ground Beetle Carabus monilis

This large and colourful species is distinctive due to the elytral sculpture which is suggestive of strings of beads and which gives rise to the common name. Its body is metallic green or coppery brown. Image: Matt Berry / Greenwings Wildlife Holidays (Flickr).

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