Bronze Ground Beetle Deaths

I know the human mind likes to make connections, but the past month I've seen more dead/dying Carabus Nemoralis on this single street than I have the 5 years I've lived in Bellingham. Maybe it's just luck and confirmation bias, or it's the end of their life cycle, or there could be some sort of habitat or nest that just so happens to be there? I just think it's interesting that it's happened three times in a (relatively) short amount of time.

Posted by ellietrombone ellietrombone, October 14, 2021 01:36

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Bronze Ground Beetle (Carabus nemoralis)

Observer

ellietrombone

Date

September 16, 2021 05:01 PM PDT

Description

Iridescent purple, dead beetle! (Meant to add annotations earlier but was on mobile)

Photos / Sounds

What

Bronze Ground Beetle (Carabus nemoralis)

Observer

ellietrombone

Date

October 4, 2021 05:20 PM PDT

Description

Second bronze ground beetle I found around this street, not dead but very close to dying.

Photos / Sounds

What

Bronze Ground Beetle (Carabus nemoralis)

Observer

ellietrombone

Date

October 13, 2021 05:04 PM PDT

Comments

Yeah -- isn't it interesting when there are these population fluxes? Was it just a normal population boom, was it just the location, or what else could it be? Lots of fun questions to try to address. :)

Posted by sambiology about 2 months ago (Flag)

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