Species Details

Calosoma calidum

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in June and July. IdentificationThis species, in the subgenus Chrysostigma, is black, or dark piceous, sometimes with faint bronzy lustre, elytral foveae brilliantly golden coppery or green. Prothorax broad, with evenly curved, widely reflexed sides, and strongly rounded hind angles. Elytra with margin serrate behind the shoulder, striae deep, intervals with strongly engraved transverse lines, dorsal foveae large, rounded, somewhat varying in size, but at least in part broader than the corresponding interval. Length 19 to 25 mm.

Scientific Name Calosoma calidum Habitat This species is pronouncedly terricolous and inhabits open, rather dry fields with low vegetation. Seasonality Adults have been collected in June and July. Identification
This species, in the subgenus Chrysostigma, is black, or dark piceous, sometimes with faint bronzy lustre, elytral foveae brilliantly golden coppery or green. Prothorax broad, with evenly curved, widely reflexed…
This species, in the subgenus Chrysostigma, is black, or dark piceous, sometimes with faint bronzy lustre, elytral foveae brilliantly golden coppery or green. Prothorax broad, with evenly curved, widely reflexed sides, and strongly rounded hind angles. Elytra with margin serrate behind the shoulder, striae deep, intervals with strongly engraved transverse lines, dorsal foveae large, rounded, somewhat varying in size, but at least in part broader than the corresponding interval. Length 19 to 25 mm.
Life History The beetles are active until the beginning of August and then overwinter. Conservation Common. Diet Info Both larvae and adults are voracious predators on Bombycimorph caterpillars. Range This species is wide ranging in both United States and Canada. In Alberta this species is found only in a few central localities.

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"Calosoma calidum, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-1398. Accessed 08 Dec. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Coleoptera Suborder Adephaga Superfamily Caraboidea Family Carabidae Subfamily Carabinae Tribe Carabini Genus Calosoma Species Calosoma calidum
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum