Species Details

Calosoma frigidum

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in May and June. IdentificationThis species, in the subgenus Calosoma, is characterized by the small, short prothorax which, compared with the elytra, is pronouncedly narrow. Black, often with faint bronze lustre, sides of prothorax and elytral foveae and side margins usually metallic (green, golden or purple); ventral side with green or purple reflection; legs black. Length 17 to 27 mm.

Scientific Name Calosoma frigidum Habitat This species may occur in all kinds of habitats, but apparently prefers open woodland. Seasonality Adults have been collected in May and June. Identification
This species, in the subgenus Calosoma, is characterized by the small, short prothorax which, compared with the elytra, is pronouncedly narrow. Black, often with faint bronze lustre, sides of prothorax and elytral…
This species, in the subgenus Calosoma, is characterized by the small, short prothorax which, compared with the elytra, is pronouncedly narrow. Black, often with faint bronze lustre, sides of prothorax and elytral foveae and side margins usually metallic (green, golden or purple); ventral side with green or purple reflection; legs black. Length 17 to 27 mm.
Life History Overwintering occurs in the adult stage. Adults readily climb trees in seach of caterpillars. Conservation Common. Diet Info Predatory, particularly in the larval stage, specializing upon caterpillars and pupae of Lepidoptera. Range This species is wide ranging in both United States and Canada. In Alberta this species has been collected in the central regions.

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"Calosoma frigidum, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-1399. 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 frigidum
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