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Common names: Fiery Hunter, Ground Beetle
Scientific name: (Family): Calosoma calidum
Region: Throughout North America similar species in Europe
This Hunter lives in open, dry fields with low vegetation. This active predator can be found from June until the beginning of August when they begin to settle in to overwinter.
Life cycle: One generation per year. Adults may live up to three years. Adults hibernate in the soil.
Physical Description: The adults are Black, sometimes with green margined; elytra deeply striped, with six rows of golden or red spots in deep perforations.
Neither the adults nor larvae climb trees,
Feeding characteristics: Both the adults and larvae are fierce hunters of Cutworms and Armyworms.
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