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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subgenus Castrida

Weird Beetle - Calosoma sayi Calosoma sayi Dejean - Calosoma sayi - male UnionWMA - Calosoma sayi Carabidae ? - Calosoma sayi Carabidae ? - Calosoma sayi Beetle Black Caterpillar Hunter - Calosoma sayi Calosoma sayi? - Calosoma sayi Callisthenes calidus? - Calosoma sayi
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 Castrida
Explanation of Names
Castrida Motschulsky 1866
a single species in our area, 14 spp. total(1)
neotropical group ranging into the US(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.