GROUND BEETLES, several species
Description Picture Prey attacked
  • typically black
  • sometimes brown or even metallic green to blue elytra
  • long legged beetles
  • thin antennae
  • Photo credit: Extension Entomology, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University

    feed on:
  • many insect species
  • caterpillars are attacked by larger species
  • one species is a pest that damages corn seedlings