Thermophilum decemgutatum (Ten-spotted ground beetle)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Coleoptera (beetles) > Suborder: Adephaga > Family: Carabidae (ground beetles) > Subfamily: Anthiinae

A predator of other ground-dwelling insects. Found in sandy areas of karoo and fynbos in South Africa (Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape) and Namibia.

 

Thermophilum decemgutatum, common along paths in mountain fynbos. [image Robertson, Iziko ]

 

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