Definition of Calosoma scrutator

1. Noun. Large metallic blue-green beetle that preys on caterpillars; found in North America.

Exact synonyms: Searcher, Searcher Beetle
Generic synonyms: Calosoma

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calosoma Scrutator

Calochortus kennedyi
Calochortus luteus
Calochortus macrocarpus
Calochortus nuttallii
Calophyllum calaba
Calophyllum candidissimum
Calophyllum inophyllum
Calophyllum longifolium
Calopogon pulchellum
Calopogon tuberosum
Calori's bursa
Caloscypha fulgens
Calosoma scrutator
Calostoma cinnabarina
Calostoma lutescens
Calostoma ravenelii
Calot's triangle
Caltha palustris

Literary usage of Calosoma scrutator

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1. The Zoological Miscellany: Being Descriptions of New Or Interesting Animals by William Elford Leach, Richard P. Nodder (1815)
"All the species have a metallic lustre ; whence their name, signifying a beautiful body, is derived. TAB. XCIII. calosoma scrutator. ..."

2. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1890)
"This is exemplified in the instances of calosoma scrutator and C. ... ninety Ç and thirty £ calosoma scrutator ; one hundred and ten Ç and twenty-six ..."

3. Modern Nature Study: A First Book for Use in Canadian Schools by S. Silcox (1902)
"calosoma scrutator is a beneficial beetle. WATER BEETLES calosoma scrutator. The Whirligig Beetles will attract your attention if you spend much time about ..."

4. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1890)
"The probable occurrence here of the large handsome green calosoma scrutator has been noted in the present volume, and it is hoped that its presence at the ..."

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