Violet ground beetle

A few photos from our walk today. I love the violet ground beetle – it’s a nocturnal pursuit predator that hunts pests like slugs. I hope we’ve got a few in our garden. It has a fantastically vivid purple metallic sheen across the thorax and around the wings.

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  1. Pingback: Another violet ground beetle « The Foraging Photographer

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