Carabus scabrosus tauricus

Carabus scabrosus tauricus is a subspecies of the beetle Carabus scabrosus endemic to Crimea.[2]

Carabus scabrosus tauricus
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Female Carabus scabrosus tauricus
Scientific classification
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Division: Carabus div. Multistriati
Subdivision: Carabus subdiv. Procrustimorphi
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Carabus scabrosus
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C. s. tauricus
Trinomial name
Carabus scabrosus tauricus
Bonelli, 1810
Synonyms
  • Carabus aeneus Motschulsky, 1850
  • Carabus nigritulus Kraatz, 1876
  • Carabus purpureus Kraatz, 1876
  • Carabus viridissimus Kraatz, 1876[1]

Body length up to 52 mm. Colour variable from the blue, passing into violet to green or almost black. The downside is black, with a metallic sheen. Elytra and pronotum wrinkled, granular structure. Crimean beetle forms several forms, differing mainly painting.

Active at different times of day. Quickly run. Predator, feeding on terrestrial molluscs - mainly land snail. Eating bugs do not bite the snail shell, shellfish and eating away dipping his head and pronotum at the mouth of the shell. Well-fed beetles can burrow into the soil for a few days.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Synonyms and description". Carabidae.org. January 11, 2011. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
  2. ^ "Carabus (Procerus) scabrosus tauricus Bonelli, 1810". Fauna Europaea. 2.6. April 9, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2013.