Platynus angustatus

Ground Beetle

Platynus angustatus, Ground Beetle photo

Family: Carabidae

Subfamily: Harpalinae

Length: 11-15 mm


Ground Beetles in the genus Platynus are nearly always found under rocks or other cover in damp places. These damp places range from river banks to sphagnum bogs.

Here are some key traits of this genus:


Image of Platynus angustatus, Ground Beetle

Left: This Platynus angustatus was living under bark at Holly River State Park in Webster County.

Insects of West Virginia