Ground Beetle

Ground Beetles

Family - Carabidae

Appearance

Ground Beetle
  • Many species, very variable in size (3 – 30mm long).
  • Colour — black, brown, green or violet (often metallic).

Lifecycle

  • Usually completed in 1 year.
  • Larvae are active and voracious predators feeding on caterpillars, slugs, snails and vegetable matter.

Habits

  • Beneficial insects. Predatory and usually nocturnal.
  • Do not breed indoors and an invasion of large numbers may be due to disturbance outside of the building.