Subject: Black bug, termite looking.
Location: SLC, Utah
May 12, 2013 9:19 am
I found some of these up againts my house when the hose water caused them to reach for higher ground. They have pincers on the front. Its spring here in SLC, Utah. Its not a termite is it? Thanks
This is the larva of a beneficial Caterpillar Hunter in the genus Calosoma. Both larvae and adults eat Caterpillars. Some adult Calosoma species like this Fiery Searcher have beautiful coloration. See BugGuide for verification.