Subject: please help me identify this beetle
Location: Round Rock, TX
April 6, 2015 8:41 am
Goodmorning, my name is Summer and I need some help identifying this beetle that either bit or sprayed my boyfriends closed eye when he accidentally wiped his face with a towel that the bug was in. His eye has a slight blister on it, he’s feeling ok, and it burns. I live in Round Rock Texas, in a newer townhouse. Slightly rural-ish area. Thank you so much for all that you do. Have a good day;)
Signature: -Summer from Texas

Fiery Searcher

Fiery Searcher

Dear Summer,
This effective predator is a Caterpillar Hunter commonly called a Fiery Searcher,
Calosoma scrutator.  It is entirely possible that a bite might have occurred, and though the bite lacks venom, a sensitive place like the eye might cause the reaction you indicated.

Location: Round Rock, Texas

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