[NAFEX] Common Black Ground Beetle

derry and bill wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
Fri May 13 00:09:42 EDT 2005


Jerry,

In this part of the world, there's a shiny black beetle that eats earthworms and
the larva of this beetle also eats earthworms. The larva is a bit
strange-looking - black with vicious-looking mandibles. It's called the Common
Black Ground Beetle, Family Carabidae.

Derry
South coastal B.C.

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:
: I can't put my hands on it right now, but I seem to recall reading of a black
: worm that lives in the ground that devours earth worms. I also seem to recall
: it is larger than what you described. It may not be native to US.  May have
: read of it in the publication, Avant Gardner.
:
: Jerry




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