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Species Callisthenes calidus - Fiery Hunter

Fiery Hunter (Calosoma calidum)?? - Callisthenes calidus Callisthenes calidus - male Callisthenes calidus - male Fiery Hunter - Callisthenes calidus Callisthenes calidus Carabidae - Fiery Hunter, dorsal - Callisthenes calidus Carabidae - Fiery Hunter, head & pronotum - Callisthenes calidus Callisthenes calidus
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 Callisthenes (Beautiful Black Searchers)
No Taxon (Subgenus Chrysostigma)
Species calidus (Fiery Hunter)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Calosoma calidum (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Carabus calidus Fabricius 1775
19-25 mm(1)
Large, black, elytra with brilliant red/gold, rounded punctures(2)
MT to ME, most of Canada(3)
open places: vacant fields, sand/gravel pits, roadsides(1)
See Also
Calosoma sayi
Works Cited
1.Illustrated Identification Guide to Adults and Larvae of Northeastern North American Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae)
Yves Bousquet. 2010. Pensoft Publishers.
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
3.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.