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Beauty [Apr. 15th, 2014|09:06 am]
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This beautiful beetle drowned in one of my water buckets.

Over on Facebook, urbpan told me that it's some kind of a ground beetle, so I searched online and I think it's a Fiery Searcher, aka Calosoma scrutator. See href="http://bugguide.net/node/view/397201.



[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-04-15 03:00 pm (UTC)
It's one of my favorite beetles, because of its sheer beauty. You have the right species name, but in my books this one is the Caterpillar Hunter, while the Fiery Searcher or Fiery Hunter is C. calidum with darker elytra and gold or ruby spots on them. Common names get mixed up all the time.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2014-04-15 05:46 pm (UTC)
When I looked online, it seemed that the caterpillar hunter wasn't as brightly colored as my guy. I'll have to go and look again.
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