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Green-lined Ground Beetle


Catadromus lacordaireiGreen-lined Ground Beetle

Group:Arthropoda, Insecta (insects), Coleoptera (beetles), Carabidae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: vulnerable
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Not listed
Found in Tasmania and elsewhere
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​The Green-lined Ground Beetle is a large and predatory ground-dwelling beetle, shiny black in colour and with a distinctive metallic green
line down either side of the body. The species has only been recorded from a small number of sites in Tasmania, mainly in the northern and central Midlands. It also occurs on mainland Australia. The species occurs in open grassy woodland associated with wetlands at low elevations.
The Green-lined Ground Beetle is threatened by past and continuing loss and degradation of its habitat, and a lack of information on its distribution and ecology. The objectives for management of this species include the protection of all known populations, surveying for any new populations, and improving understanding of the species' ecological requirements.

A complete species management profile is not currently available for this species. Check for further information on this page and any relevant Activity Advice.

Key Points

  • Important: Is this species in your area? Do you need a permit? Ensure you’ve covered all the issues by checking the Planning Ahead page.
  • Important: Different threatened species may have different requirements. For any activity you are considering, read the Activity Advice pages for background information and important advice about managing around the needs of multiple threatened species.



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    Further information

    ​Check also for listing statement or notesheet pdf above (below the species image).

    ​​Cite as: Threatened Species Section (). (): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link. ​ ​Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania. Accessed on .

    Contact details: Threatened Species Section, Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania​, GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7001. Phone (1300 368 550).

    Permit: A permit is required under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 to 'take' (which includes kill, injure, catch, damage, destroy and collect), keep, trade in or process any specimen or products of a listed species. Additional permits may also be required under other Acts or regulations to take, disturb or interfere with any form of wildlife or its products, (e.g. dens, nests, bones). This may also depend on the tenure of the land and other agreements relating to its management. ​​​​​