Ground beetles


Beetle Carabus granulatus, photo: Arne Ader

Ground beetles are a family of insects from the Coleoptera order. They are slender, have a dark body, and move quickly on the ground. A lot of ground beetles eat other insects as imagoes, which is why they are indispensable in the extermination of pests in organic farming. Some also like seeds, but all of their larva that live on soil are predators.