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Subgenus Chrysostigma

Beetle - Callisthenes calidus Ground Beetle Rear Legs Closeup - Callisthenes simplex Calosoma affine Chaudoir - Callisthenes affinis - female Calosoma with rounded pronotum - Callisthenes affinis Callisthenes calidus - male - - Callisthenes affinis - male Calosoma calidum ? - Callisthenes calidus Eating a Hyles lineata caterpillar that appears to have been stepped on - Callisthenes semilaevis
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)
No Taxon Subgenus Chrysostigma
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=calidus species group of Lindroth 1961
Explanation of Names
Chrysostigma Kirby 1837
9 spp. in our area(1)
so. Canada to Brazil(1)
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.