Golden Carabus and Cock-Chafer

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“In illustration of the savageness of this race, the author of the “Jardin des Plantes” tells us of a Golden carabus, C. auratus, that was seen to pursue and attack a cock-chafer, and, having drawn out its bowels, proceed leisurelt to devour them. This species inhabits gardens, and is popularly called the Gardener.” — Goodrich, 1859


S. G. Goodrich Animal Kingdom Illustrated Vol 2 (New York, NY: Derby & Jackson, 1859)


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