What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Beetle?
Location: Whittier, CA
May 18, 2016 4:48 pm
We found this Beetle in our garage. It is May 2016, about 445p in Whittier, CA.
It was between some boxes on the floor.
We looked at your site and think it’s a Stink Beetle but weren’t 100% sure.
Thank you!
Signature: Cunningham Family

Caterpillar Hunter

Caterpillar Hunter

Dear Cunningham Family,
This is one of the Caterpillar Hunters in the genus
Calosoma, and interestingly, we just posted a gorgeous image of a relative known as the Fiery Searcher.  We have always considered the black Caterpillar Hunters found in Southern California to be Calosoma semilaeve, though the species is not represented on BugGuideBugGuide now has a posting of a black member of the genus from Southern California that is identified as Calosoma parvicolle and we would not entirely rule out that as your species.

Caterpillar Hunter

Caterpillar Hunter

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Whittier, California

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