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Family - Carabidae    
(Ground Beetles)



Ground Beetles originated from Europe. They can grow to be about an inch and half long.  Ground beetles often live under old leaves, logs, or stones. They eat caterpillars, grubs, other beetles, fly maggots, and most soft body creatures such as worms. Even though they have wings the ground beetle will not fly to get to their prey.  The Ground Beetles prey on toads, small snakes, shrews, and birds. Ground Beetles are mostly helpful to people by eating pest such as slugs and aphids. Sometimes they eat helpful animals such as other beetles. Because these beetles are native to Europe, scientists are still studying them to figure out there impact on the environment.

Author: David B
Published: 05/2013

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