Pest Guides

Ground Beetles

Family - Carabidae


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  • Many species, very variable in size (1/8" – 1" 3/16" long).
  • Colour — black, brown, green or violet (often metallic).


  • Usually completed in 1 year.
  • Larvae are active and voracious predators feeding on caterpillars, slugs, snails and vegetable matter.


  • Beneficial insects. Predatory and usually nocturnal.
  • Do not breed indoors and an invasion of large numbers may be due to disturbance outside of the building.

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