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Fiery Searcher - Calosoma scrutator

Fiery Searcher - Calosoma scrutator
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
July 19, 2005
Found on the side of a brick school building on the shady side. Moved to the sunny side for this shot.

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Fiery Searcher - Calosoma scrutator Fiery Searcher - Calosoma scrutator

Found under my washing machine in the basement
It was not looking well. Picked it up and moved it outside for some water and photos in the sun, the put it in the garden.

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Spin this text to add variation to your comments. Moved to the sun for this shot.

I found one of these at my mo
I found one of these at my mom's church in Omaha, NE yesterday. It was gorgeous! It must not have appreciated being bothered because it released a stench that stayed on my hand for awhile after I touched it.

Gorgeous Beetle
I agree. They have great coloring. I think many bugs can do the stinky defense liquid.

As usual, I'm envious Lynettte. My camera hungers for one of these beauts.

I must admit, I got quite excited when I saw it! Even my daughter was excited over this one.

Calosoma willcoxi looks nearly identical. This ID (C. scrutator) is probably correct, but just wanted to suggest caution in assigning IDs.

black beetle with rosy/purple markings
I found a dead beetle like this one,but can't tell if it is the same beetle.what is its range?.I'm in CT.

You can find the range on the info page here.

I had no idea there were other ones that looked like this. These are awesome looking! This one was about 35 mm. Big and beautiful.

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