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Beetle (Cosmopollitan Ground) Laemostenus complanatus

Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia 
Subkingdom: Bilateria 
Branch: Protostomia 
Infrakingdom: Ecdysozoa 
Superphylum: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Mandibulata
Infraphylum: Atelocerata
Superclass: Panhexapoda
Epiclass: Hexapoda 
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Dicondylia
Infraclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera 
Suborder: Adephaga
Family: Carabidae
Genus: Laemostenus
Species: complanatus
Scientific name: Laemostenus complanatus
Common name : Cosmopollitan Ground Beetle

This is an accidentally introduced flying beetle 13-16mm long, slightly metallic brown-black. It occupies waste ground, woodpiles or under stones in parks and gardens and farmland and is eaten by hedgehogs.