Fiery Searcher Beetle

Calosoma scrutator

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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.

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