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Species Calosoma sycophanta - Caterpillar Searcher

Forest Caterpillar Hunter Calosoma sycophanta - Calosoma sycophanta Forest Caterpillar Hunter - Calosoma sycophanta - Calosoma sycophanta Forest Caterpillar Hunter - Calosoma sycophanta - Calosoma sycophanta Metallic Green Beetle carrying egg - Calosoma sycophanta
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)
No Taxon (Subgenus Calosoma)
Species sycophanta (Caterpillar Searcher)
Other Common Names
Forest Caterpillar Hunter
Explanation of Names
Calosoma sycophanta (Linnaeus 1758)
Range
native to w. Palaearctic (east to Siberia)(1); introduced intentionally and established in e.US (so.ME-MD-WV-w.PA)(2)
Remarks
Introduced in 1905 to control Lymantria dispar and Euproctis chrysorrhoea(2)
See Also
C. aurocinctum (restricted to TX)
Internet References
Fact sheet (U. of Wisconsin)