I am sending photos of a large beetle I found. Someone told me it was a Caterpillar Hunter. I had never seen or heard of it before. I looked on your website for an ID but did not find one. Maybe I have the wrong name. Could you let me know the correct name for this beetle. It had beautiful colors when the sun was out. Sincerely,
Long Island, NY
This gorgeous Caterpillar Hunter is known as the Fiery Searcher, Calosoma scrutator. We did hear that our search engine was not working properly yesterday, but it is fully operational today.