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Calosoma abbreviatum

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Carabidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Coleoptera
Genus  Calosoma
Similar  Calosoma, Pterostichus, Agrotis

Calosoma abbreviatum, Short Caterpiller Hunter, is a species of ground beetle in the subfamily of Carabinae. It was described by Chaudoir in 1869 and is found in Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru.

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Description

The species is 23–26 millimetres (0.91–1.02 in) long and is of dark bronze colour with yellow spots on its prothorax. Pronotum is twice as long and wide and is narrowed. Males have rounded metatrochanter which is also pointed at the tip.

Distribution

In Ecuador, the C. abbreviatum can be found only in Manabí Province while in Peru it is found in only in one type locality which is Tumbes. The anterior tarsus is missing from the male species.

Habitat

The species is found on an altitude of 3–110 metres (9.8–360.9 ft) in lowlands and hills. Adults fly for January to April and from November to December.

References

Calosoma abbreviatum Wikipedia


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