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Fiery Searcher

Fiery searcher is among one of the largest ground beetles. Adults may be an inch and a half in length. Their bodies are covered by their wings, which give them a metallic green appearance. Adults have pincers on their heads that they use to catch their insect prey. When adult beetles are threatened, they can emit a foul odor in order to discourage their predators. Eggs of the fiery searcher are laid in soil. Larvae search for food as soon as they hatch. Larvae and adults consume different types of caterpillars. Larvae return to the soil to pupate. They emerge as adults and the adults are able to survive winters by hibernating in the soil.

fiery searcher