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Archive for October 31st, 2015

Big Black Beetles

Big Black Beetle
From summer to the past few days when the cold winds set in, there have been many of theses beetles roaming here and there. As memory tries to serve, we’ve seen more this summer than in previous years. About 5cm in length, these critters have been known to take down and devour adult humans in under five minutes, but only at night they appear to live under leaf litter, or logs for protection from predators. As we haven’t yet managed to purchase “the book”, we’ll just have to call them the “Numerous Big Black Beetle of Skopelos”.

Carabus genus maybe? feeds on snails (got ’em) and caterpillars (got ’em).

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