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Genus Callisthenes - Beautiful Black Searchers

Fiery Hunter (Calosoma calidum)?? - Callisthenes calidus Fiery Hunter (Calosoma calidum)?? - Callisthenes calidus Burrowing Darkling Beetle? - Callisthenes carabid - Callisthenes simplex Calosoma sp. - Callisthenes luxatus - male Calosoma latipenne G.H.Horn - Callisthenes latipennis - male Callisthenes luxatus - male Callisthenes affinis - male
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 Callisthenes (Beautiful Black Searchers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
traditionally lumped with Calosoma in American literature(1)(2); the arrangement used here follows Erwin (2007)
23 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area(1)
subg. Chrysostigma: species affinis, calidus, cancellatus, lepidus, morrisonii, obsoletus, semilaevis, simplex, tepidus
subg. Callistenia: species dawsoni, dietzi, discors, lariversi, latipennis, luxatus, moniliatus, monticola, oregonus, placerus, schaefferi, subaeneus, subasperatus, wilkesii
Internet References
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
3.Bruschi C. (2010) Calosoma of the world