The Calosoma sycophanta or forest caterpillar hunter is a large, bright green, metallic ground beetle that is native to Europe. In 1905 it was imported to New England for control of the gypsy moth. The species is a voracious consumer of caterpillars during both its larval stage and as an adult.
Calosoma sycophanta larva eating a Lymantria dispar larva
- "Know Your Friends - Ground Beetles". Retrieved 2013-05-13.
- "Influence of the forest caterpillar hunter Calosoma sycophanta on the transmission of microsporidia in larvae of the gypsy moth Lymantria dispar". Retrieved 2013-05-13.
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