Common Calosoma
Calosoma semilaeve

Common Calosoma,Calosoma semilaeve The common calosoma belongs the Carabidae, the family known as ground beetles because they are generally found on the ground, and under rocks.  However, the common calosoma will frequently clime trees or shrubs in search of caterpillars and other prey.  This one is on the trunk of a palm tree.

Common Calosoma,Calosoma semilaeve This picture shows the rows of tiny pits which cover the back of the common calosoma.  Like most of the carabid beetles, this species is considered beneficial by gardeners.

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