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Fiery Searcher - Calosoma scrutator

Fiery Searcher - Calosoma scrutator
Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
April 21, 2007
Size: 1"-1 1/2" lg x 3/4" w
Japanese beetle ?
HUGE beetles. There were several of these that came out this night. Also, there were several other LARGE types that I'm posting that came out that night. I don't know what the deal was....Jurassic night ?

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13 species of Calosoma in OK
see checklist - most are black, many with bright metallic spots on elytra. You get two green species; the larger and evidently more common C. scrutator (Fab.) as well as C. wilcoxi LeC. - both of which are in the guide. The large size [25-40mm] suggests scrutator.

Ground beetle
Caterpillar hunter, genus Calosoma.

 
Yes,
and with this color and size Fiery Searcher seems like a good fit.

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