Location: Kinder, Louisiana
August 15, 2011 4:18 pm
I found this cute little beetle running across a parking lot. I scooped her up and brought her inside for a photoshoot. I let it free soon after. I was wondering what type of beetle she (or he) was. Thanks for the help in advance!
The large size of this Ground Beetle indicates that it is one of the Caterpillar Hunters. The southern sighting and the red puncture marks on the elytra or wing covers identifies it as a Black Caterpillar Hunter, Calosoma sayi, we believe. You may verify our identification on BugGuide.