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Calosoma scrutator (Fiery searcher)

Synonyms: Calodrepa scrutator; Carabus scrutator

Wikipedia Abstract

Calosoma scrutator is a species of ground beetle belonging to the genus Calosoma, subgenus Acalosoma. The adult beetle may excrete a foul smelling oil when handled. This oil has been described to smell similar to rotten milk or rancid olive oil. 35 millimetres (1.4 in) long, it is diffused in North America.
View Wikipedia Record: Calosoma scrutator


Prey / Diet

Actias luna (luna moth)[1]
Antheraea polyphemus (polyphemus moth)[1]
Colias philodice (clouded sulphur)[1]
Hemaris thysbe (common clear-wing)[1]
Lymantria dispar (gypsy moth)[1]
Malacosoma americana (Eastern tent caterpillar)[1]
Nymphalis antiopa (camberwell beauty)[1]
Papilio glaucus (Eastern tiger swallowtail)[1]
Papilio polyxenes (Eastern black swallowtail)[1]


Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)[1]
Baeolophus bicolor (Tufted Titmouse)[1]
Camponotus pennsylvanicus (black carpenter ant)[1]
Charadrius vociferus (Killdeer)[1]
Corvus brachyrhynchos (American Crow)[1]
Cryptotis parva (North American Least Shrew)[1]
Cyanocitta cristata (Blue Jay)[1]
Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat)[1]
Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)[1]
Lithobius forficatus (Brown centipede)[1]
Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk)[1]
Molothrus ater (Brown-headed Cowbird)[1]
Picoides pubescens (Downy Woodpecker)[1]
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)[1]
Scalopus aquaticus (Eastern Mole)[1]
Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel)[1]
Sitta carolinensis (White-breasted Nuthatch)[1]
Thamnophis sirtalis (Common Garter Snake)[1]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[1]


Ampelocissus latifolia (American ivy)[1]
Carex stricta (upright sedge)[1]
Diphasiastrum digitatum (fan clubmoss)[1]
Flavoparmelia caperata (flavoparmelia lichen)[1]
Leucobryum glaucum (leucobryum moss)[1]
Lonicera japonica (Chinese honeysuckle)[1]
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum (cinnamon fern)[1]
Panicum virgatum (old switch panic grass)[1]
Rubus laciniatus (Cutleaf Evergreen Blackberry)[1]
Smilax rotundifolia (Horse Brier)[1]
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Phoenix Zoo
Saint Louis Zoological Park



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1Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
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