Millipede Ground Beetle
( Promecognathus sp. )


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PHOTO COMMENT
These beetles have very pronounced mandibles, which are about as long as the head. Bodies are elongate, with the head, thorax and abdomen separately ovate. The color is black with the integument as shiny as real metal. These beetles may be found in ground debris in woodland areas where the soil is moist. Here, they feed on millipedes.

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Promecognathus sp.
(Chaudoir, 1846)
Common Name:Millipede Ground Beetle
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Coleoptera
Suborder:Adephaga
Family:Carabidae
Genus:Promecognathus
Taxon Code:COL00693
ITIS/TSN:109586

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Joaquin Miller Park, Joaquin Miller Park, 3590 Sanborn Drive, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100147

RECOGNITION

BIOLOGY

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
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