Subfamily: Scaritinae (burrowing ground beetles, beach ground beetles)

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)

Passalidius fortipes, Burrowing Ground Beetle. 32mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

 

Acanthoscelis ruficornis (Beach Ground Beetle), 18mm, is a predatory ground beetle found on sandy shores round South Africa where it feeds on kelp-feeding amphipods and isopods. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

 

 

Scarites rugosus, Beach Ground Beetle, 30mm, similar to Acanthoscelis ruficornis. Ocurs in sand below shore plants. [image by H Robertson , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

 

 

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