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Genus Calosoma - Caterpillar Hunter Beetles

Calosoma cancellatum  - Calosoma cancellatum Fiery Searcher (Calosoma scrutator) - Calosoma scrutator Callisthenes calidus - Calosoma calidum - male Calosoma externum? - Calosoma externum - female Carabidae - Calosoma sycophanta - Calosoma wilcoxi Calosoma scrutator Calosoma sayi? - Calosoma sayi Calosoma cancellatum - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Carabinae
Tribe Carabini
Genus Calosoma (Caterpillar Hunter Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
The classification used in the guide follows Bousquet (2012)(1)
Explanation of Names
Calosoma Weber 1801
From Greek kalos (καλος) 'pretty, beautiful' + soma (σωμα) 'body'
~40 spp. in 9 subgenera in our area(1), 125 spp. (and ~50 sspp.) in 19 subgenera total(2)
~25-35 mm
keys in Gidaspow (1959)(3)
worldwide, incl. much of NA, more diverse in the south
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
2.Bruschi C. (2010) Calosoma of the world
3.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.