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Carabidae is a large family of ground beetles, with more than 40,000 species worldwide. Most of them are carnivorous, and some will run swiftly to catch their prey. Although there is some variation in their body shape and coloring, most are shiny, black (some as the specimen shown are metallic), and have ridged elytra or wing covers.
Carabidae es una gran familia de escarabajos de tierra, con más de 40,000 especies alrededor del mundo. Muchas de ellas son carnívoras y algunas correrán rápidamente para alcanzar a sus presas. Pese a que hay variantes en su forma corporal y coloración, muchas de ellas son negras y brillantes (algunas como el espécimen mostrado son metálicas) y poseen élitros rígidos o cubiertas externas donde guardan sus alas.

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