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Genus Calosoma - Caterpillar Hunters

Fiery Searcher Beetle - Calosoma scrutator Weird Beetle - Calosoma sayi Calosoma aurocinctum Chaudoir - Calosoma aurocinctum - female Beautiful, colorful beetle - Calosoma scrutator BG2680 E6089 - Calosoma sayi Moderately large, dark green beetle - Calosoma wilcoxi Calosoma (Calodrepa) wilcoxi Leconte, 1847 ? - Calosoma wilcoxi - male 822W01 - Calosoma sayi
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Carabinae
Tribe Carabini
Genus Calosoma (Caterpillar Hunters)
Other Common Names
Searchers, along with genus Carabus. Both of these are in the tribe Carabini.
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
taxonomy in the guide follows Erwin (2007) and Lorenz (2005), not(1)
Explanation of Names
Calosoma Weber 1801
From Greek kalos (καλος) 'pretty, beautiful' + soma (σωμα) 'body'(1)
Numbers
18 spp. in 7 subgenera in our area(1):
subgenus Castrida: sayi
subgenus Calosoma: frigidum, sycophanta
subgenus Calodrepa: aurocinctum, scrutator, *splendidum, wilcoxi
subgenus Camegonia: marginale, parvicolle, prominens
subgenus Carabosoma: angulatum, *eremicola, peregrinator, *sponsa
subgenus Callitropa: externum, macrum, protractum
subgenus *Blaptosoma: *haydeni (2 sspp.)
Size
ca. 25-35 mm
Identification
keys in(2)
Range
worldwide, incl. much of NA, more diverse in the south
Print References
Burgess A.F., Collins C.W. (1917) The genus Calosoma, including studies of seasonal histories, habits, and economic importance of American species north of Mexico and of several introduced species. USDA Bur. Entomol. Bull. 417: 1-124. Full text
Internet References
(3)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
2.North American caterpillar hunters of the genera Calosoma and Callisthenes (Coleoptera, Carabidae)
Gidaspow, T. 1959. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 116: 225-343.
3.Bruschi C. (2010) Calosoma of the world