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Epomis dejeani

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Carabidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Coleoptera
Subfamily  Licininae
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Similar  Epomis, Gymnopleurus mopsus, Ischnodes sanguinicollis, Sisyphus schaefferi, Emus hirtus

Epomis dejeani is a species of ground beetle native to the Palearctic and the Middle East. It is known from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Russia, Syria, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Adult beetles are metallic blue or green colored, with a striking yellow-orange rim on the elytra and mostly yellow-colored legs and antennae. They are 15–19.5 millimeters in length.

The larvae reach a body length of up to 20 millimeters, they are yellow colored with black markings. Like many ground beetle larvae they are elongated with two extensions (urogomphi) at the rear end. They have characteristic double-hooked mandibles. The larvae feed exclusively on amphibians, which they lure by making prey-like movements. The adult beetles are generalist predators, but can also feed on amphibians much larger than themselves.


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