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Big insect with blue-black shield

Big insect with blue-black shield
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Copyright: Ahmet Cengizhan Dirican (acdirican) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 4 N: 18] (364)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-20
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-05-23 8:52
Viewed: 1255
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
You see a "Carabus problematicus": a species of beetle endemic in Europe. Those are ground Beetles (Carabidae) that are quick, long-legged predators, equipped with powerful jaws. They measure about 20-30mm in length.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-05-23 11:21]
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Hello Ahmet,
This is a beautiful blue-colored beetle, but I don't know the name either. Would be nice to know more about it.
Nice natural shot.
Kind regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-05-24 9:14]

Hello Ahmet,
I can see why you chose to photograph this particular species of beetle, it is very pretty with it's slightly metallic blue color. Great job on focus as every tiny bit of detail is easily seen. At this time I can't help with the ID, but would love to know also. While in Israel a few months ago I photographed a few black beetles, but none were as colorful as yours. TFS.

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