Beetle - Fiery Searcher Calosoma scrutator 2c (edit)
Quite a Beast, to be sure! This one's 25-35mm TL, pretty good size. When he landed in my blacklighting area, I think I was more afraid of him than he was of me. To get these pictures, I have my macro lens right in his face. Didn't phase him a bit, as you can see by the stare in the eye of this beast. Obvious by his hardware up front, this one's no vegetarian. I would sure hate to be the prey when this fella landed next to me. That would not be a good thing.
Posted on BugGuide: bugguide.net/node/view/893913
May 25, 2013
Columbia, Missouri USA