W-Caucasus: loc.typ.: Bzybsky Mt.R.: Mt. Chibzharga, Mt. Napra
Small or medium-sized form, 22-31 mm long (see Belousov, Zamotajlov, 1993). Underside black, dorsum normally with bright metallic lustre, green, bronze, less often dark blue, violet, black-violet, black, females matte to faintly nitidous. Body slender.
Head not inflated. Pronotum variable in shape, subcordate, transverse. PW/PL = 1.27-1.31 (1.29) in males and 1.48-1.49 (1.48) in females, PW/PB = 1.18-1.27 (1.22) in males and 1.20-1.22 (1.21) in females, hind angles strongly protruding backwards, somewhat pointed apically. Median groove distinct in females, microsculpture of pronotum fine, disk transversally or irregu-larly rugose, rugosity gradually strengthening towards median groove. Elytra oblong-ovate, more elongate and somewhat convex in males, with inconspicuous depression in the middle in females. EL/EW = 1.67-1.74 (1.70) in males and 1.70-1.81 (1.75) in females. Elytral sculpture distinctly heterodynamous, forming distinct series of short links in females and somewhat smoothed in males (I. Solodovnikov et all., 2014).
As far as it is known, populates alpine and alpestrine belts of Bzybian karstic plateau near mountains Napra and Chibzharga at 1900-2250 m.
Carabus (Archiplectes) besleticus napraensis prefers herb alpine and subalpine meadows. Activity of imago proceeds from May to August, beetles being active when snow cover starts melting. Сarabus (Megodontus) septemcarinatus, C. (Procechenochilus) adangensis gusevi Zamotajlov & Koval, 1989, C. (Procrustes) clypeatus kurnakovi Kryzhanovskij, 1968, C. (Tribax) certus Reitter, 1896, and C. (Tribax) circassicus circassicus (natio abasinus) occur together with this subspecies (I. Solodovnikov et all., 2014).