Physical Description: This blackish purple beetle has a green thorax and is about 1 inch long. It is aptly named, Fiery, for its caustic secretions and ravenous appetite for Caterpillars. Handle this one with gloves. Its eggs are whitish and are laid in the soil. The larva is yellowish gray to white and are flat with very sharp jaws. Similar insects include the Rove Beetle and various types of Tiger Beetles.