Green Beetle with Purple Legs

Observed by srtracy on 2nd June 2011
Beetle

Green abdomen (shiny), long purple legs, Purple thorax with orangish/gold along the sides. small head, but rather large mandibles compared to head size. Long, straight antenna. Very fast moving. app. 5 cm in length. Found in the grass in a park.

Location: 3315-3381, Peace Valley Ln
Identifications
  • likely ID 
    a caterpillar hunting beetle (Calosoma sp.)
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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