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Genus Calosoma - Caterpillar Hunters

Calosoma scrutator Calosoma calidum ? - Calosoma calidum beetle - Calosoma moniliatum Must be Calosoma? - Calosoma semilaeve Fiery Searcher - Calosoma scrutator 20160929OA09 - Calosoma macrum Large black carabid - Calosoma simplex Carabid - Calosoma calidum
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
The classification used in the guide follows(1)
Explanation of Names
Calosoma Weber 1801
From Greek kalos (καλος) 'pretty, beautiful' + soma (σωμα) 'body'
Numbers
~40 spp. in 9 subgenera in our area(1), 125 spp. (and ~50 sspp.) in 19 subgenera total(2)
Size
~25-35 mm
Identification
keys in(3)
Range
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.