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Carabid beetles common in some areas

The past week has brought in several calls about swarming beetles, which appear to be Carabid beetles of the genus Harpalus.  Ground beetles are fast moving, predatory beetles that, as the name implies, forage on the ground.  Outdoors they and their likewise predaceous larvae are found on the ground in all habitats, both grassy and forested areas. Ground beetles have little interest in coming indoors, where there is little food.  However they may accidentally enter homes when they slip under doors while trying to escape from daylight.  Outdoors they… Read More →