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The Blue Ground Beetle (Carabus Intricatus) is a large wingless beetle, although it does have wing cases (typical of beetles) with particularly rough surfaces. The Blue Ground Beetle is either a pretty metallic purple in color or has a blue sheen, and usually measures .9843-1.496in (25-38mm). It lives under damp, rotten, moss-covered wood or under rocks in well-established oak or beech woods. This species needs a moist atmosphere and a habitat that has little, if any, ground vegetation. Blue Ground Beetles are nocturnal (come out at night) carnivores (meat-eaters) and their favorite food is a certain type of slug. Little is really known about this very rare insect, but they seem to be active throughout the year and being unusually large, it may take two years to finish their life cycle.