Friday, May 10, 2013

Amazing Springtime

Calosoma Scrutator

Tim spotted this beautiful beetle on our driveway yesterday and snapped a few pictures. After some searching around the Internet, I discovered it's wonderful name: Fiery Searcher. Amazing! It was the most beautiful greenish-gold iridescent color, and quite large — I'd say about 1 1/2 inches. I found a web page dedicated to this beetle that says it preys on caterpillars, of which we have many right now. Check out their site if you'd like to see some other terrific pictures of this type of beetle.
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