Ground Beetles

 

We're working on a ground beetle guide and descriptions of local Ground Beetle communities. As part of our fieldwork, we have been collecting Ground Beetles from a variety of Columbia County habitats. Some specimens are kept to insure proper identification and as documentation for our lists. However, others are ID'd and then released. As they make their escape, we take photographs. So far, we have live photographs of about one quarter of the County's Ground Beetle species. Here's the list of all the species we've found and here is the slideshow of some of our local beetles (Please note that the names of the beetles appear as the file name below the image and that the slide advance button is on the lower right of the screen; on some screens one must scroll down in order to see the button.)  Finally, here's an article we wrote about beetle-ology.