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Coleoptera tentatively identified as Carabus (Procerus species)

It could be Procerus caucasicus (Adams, 1817), or a female Procerus gigas gigas (Creutzer,1799)

It could also be Carabus (Megodontus) caelatus schreiberi (Kraatz, 1887).

Spotted it in Bulgaria. I remember it emitted a pretty nasty scent as a defense when I grabbed it.

If you can identify it precisely, please post a comment or email me!

This photo is part of my България - Bulgaria series.

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According to my opinion this specimen should be a Procerus instead of Megodontus...most probably a "caucasicus" or similar.The size is bigger than the usual Megodontus.Regards. Gabriele