Fiery Searcher

mcy

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found one of these little guys while going on a nature walk he puts out a dead smell if you disturb him too much. heres a pic from google search http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.cirrusimage.com/Beetles/fiery_searcher_beetle_1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.cirrusimage.com/beetle_fiery_searcher.htm&h=480&w=600&sz=102&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=0txLMRxnyHtO8M:&tbnh=108&tbnw=135&prev=/images?q=Fiery+Searcher&svnum=10&um=1&hl=en

Also on the way home there was a huge turtle crossing a 6 lane road and i knew it wasnt going to make it with how most texans drive. So I turn around park on the median and some dipshit yells look out for the turtle and crushed its head while im waiting to get on the road to save it. I went to check on it and was bleeding out the mouth i figured it was a goner after that. Wasn't paying attention to the make or model of the car but if i had his license plate he would be short 4 tires and maybe a few windows.
 

aaandyyy5

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Hey
I caught the larval form of this a couple weeks ago or more. It ate and ate and then died just like someone said theirs did. I guess their really hard to get to pupate or something.

Thanks
Andy
 

bugmankeith

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Also on the way home there was a huge turtle crossing a 6 lane road and i knew it wasnt going to make it with how most texans drive. So I turn around park on the median and some dipshit yells look out for the turtle and crushed its head while im waiting to get on the road to save it. I went to check on it and was bleeding out the mouth i figured it was a goner after that. Wasn't paying attention to the make or model of the car but if i had his license plate he would be short 4 tires and maybe a few windows.

Too bad you couldnt get them, poor turtle.
 

mcy

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Hey
I caught the larval form of this a couple weeks ago or more. It ate and ate and then died just like someone said theirs did. I guess their really hard to get to pupate or something.

Thanks
Andy
hmm maybe it needs special conditions to pupate i also saw a large black fuzzy catipillar with orange legs but just left it be not sure what it was.
 

mcy

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Also on the way home there was a huge turtle crossing a 6 lane road and i knew it wasnt going to make it with how most texans drive. So I turn around park on the median and some dipshit yells look out for the turtle and crushed its head while im waiting to get on the road to save it. I went to check on it and was bleeding out the mouth i figured it was a goner after that. Wasn't paying attention to the make or model of the car but if i had his license plate he would be short 4 tires and maybe a few windows.

Too bad you couldnt get them, poor turtle.
Yeah it's against the law here to run them over too i wish i got his plate number the turtle was fine until he smashed its head. Must have some serious short comings to find any humor in running over helpess animals
 

mcy

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Yes it was jet black exactly like that but it had orange legs or orange lines running down the sides. I'm bringing a camera next time. Damn was just looking at pics of the adult moth that one would be a beauty!
 

mcy

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beetleman

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yup that was probably it.. i should have taken that home to feed to the Calosoma scrutator.. what should i feed this thing anyways will it only eat caterpillers or will it take crickets and such?
ahh the farting green metallic beetle{D they are grrreat! ive got them also,yeah they will eat waxworms,mealworms,any juicy bug:drool: that really sucks about that poor turtle:( man if caught the person who did it..........well that person,ahh too graphic to say.
 

LeilaNami

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I was just talking to beetleman about these guys. I caught three of them this week. They eat like maniacs!! We've been feeding them meal worms so far and they gobble them down with in a few minutes...I think I read somewhere that the larvae pupate beneath the soil but I could be wrong.
 
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