Species: Black Clock Beetle (Pterostichus madidus)

Family: Tiger Beetles and Ground Beetles (Carabidae)

Category: Insects (Other)

Location: Widespread

A. Insects (Other)

More extensive information on insects can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Tiger Beetles and Ground Beetles (Carabidae)

This is a very numerous worldwide family of active, diurnal and nocturnal predators. Most UK ground beetles are nocturnal, but they can be found by investigating dark, moist areas of the cemetery, such as under logs.

C. Black Clock Beetle (Pterostichus madidus)

This common Autumn breeding beetle is black with brick-red colouration on the legs.

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Black Clock Beetle

The Black Clock Beetle is a common Autumn breeding beetle, black with brick-red colouration on the legs.

Black Clock Beetle

Most UK ground beetles are nocturnal, but they can be found by investigating dark, moist areas of the cemetery, such as under logs.