Saturday, June 15, 2019

Walmart Carabid Rescue

So, a couple weeks ago, while shopping at a local Walmart, I spotted a little black spot moving across the floor. So naturally I took out the small capture cup I carry with me at all times and scooped up the spot, which turned out to be a Carabid. After keeping it for a couple days for photos and to help rehydrate the poor thing, I let it loose in my front lawn.

I've never seen this exact species before, which is why I took the photos, and I've submitted some pictures to Bugguide in the hopes of a genus ID at least. Apparently it may be an Agonum species.

Here's the little rascal:

Regardless of the ID, it was a pretty little thing, looked black in normal lighting, but under very bright light it had a green sheen to it, which you can clearly see in the above pictures. I'm glad I was able to capture it and put it back outside, where it will hopefully stay away from human habitations...

Well, I hope you all enjoyed this little story, thanks for reading, I'll see you all next time! 😉


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    1. Nice, it's not a genus I have much experience with to say the least, so I was really clueless as to this one's identity!