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Species Calosoma aurocinctum

Caterpillar Hunter - Calosoma aurocinctum Calosoma aurocinctum Chaudoir - Calosoma aurocinctum Calosoma aurocinctum Chaudoir - Calosoma aurocinctum - female Calosoma aurocinctum Chaudoir - Calosoma aurocinctum - female Calosoma aurocinctum Chaudoir - Calosoma aurocinctum - female Calosoma aurocinctum Chaudoir - Calosoma aurocinctum
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 Calodrepa)
Species aurocinctum (Calosoma aurocinctum)
Explanation of Names
Calosoma aurocinctum Chaudoir 1850
aurocinctum = gold-girdled
Range
southmost TX to Nicaragua - Map (1)(2)
Habitat
occasionally found in numbers in the coastal brush east of Brownsville. Townsend (1902) reported 3 taken under logs in damp place near a resaca in s. TX.
Season
May-July (BG data), plus Sept. (Townsend 1902)
Remarks
First recorded in the US by Townsend (1902) from specimens collected near Brownsville.
candidate for SGCN status.
Print References
Bates, H.W. (1881-1884) Biologia Centrali-Americana: Insecta. Coleoptera. Volume I, Part 1, Tab. 2, Fig. 10.
Townsend C.H.T. (1902) Contribution to a knowledge of the coleopterous fauna of the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas and Tamaulipas, the biological notes and special reference to geological distribution. Transactions Together with the Proceedings for the Same Time By Texas Academy of Science 5: 49-101. (Full text)