N A T U R K U N D L I C H E S   I N F O R M A T I O N S S Y S T E M

Carabus auronitens Fabricis, 1792

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Goldglänzender Laufkäfer


Bavaria, Oberfranken, Selbitz, 1997, leg. et det. U.Schmidt      
Picture from: wikimedia commons: Udo Schmidt (CC-BY-SA-2.0)
Detailed view



Salzburg, Osterhorn group, Hintersee, near Satzstein, 2006.05.20      
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view


Best distinguished from C. auratus by the antennae, the basal 4 segments being yellowish-red in auratus, wheras in auronitens only the basalmost segment is brownish-red. The legs are also lighter, yellowish-red in auratus, but brownish-red in auronitens. C. nitens is much smaller and has black legs and antennal segments.

Worth knowing:

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2006.09.18
Kurz Michael: 2016.11.16
not reviewed