Poecilus chalcites

Woodland Ground Beetle
Poecilus chalcites

Identification:

Ground Beetle Poecilus chalcites came to moth lights, July 24, 2011 - photo 2 of 2. Wheatley, Ontario.
Ground Beetle Poecilus chalcites came to moth lights, July 24, 2011 – photo 2 of 2. Wheatley, Ontario.

Head: Metallic bronze-green, sometimes almost black, smooth and shiny. Whiskers (palpi) brownish-black.
Antenna: First 3 segments brownish-yellow with darker streaks, rest of antenna dark brown.
Thorax (Pronotum): Metallic bronze-green, sometimes almost black, smooth and shiny, squarish. Indented line down middle of thorax. Side margins slightly rounded with a very tiny bead of a rim. Lower margin slightly turned-in at side edges.
Wings (Elytra): Metallic bronze-green, sometimes almost black, shiny. About 8 or 9 indented lines down each wing.  Tip blunt, rounded.
Legs: Black; thighs thicker, rest of legs thin and long. Male front feet have pads on underside, not very large.
Abdomen: Underside black.

Similar Species:
Poecilus lucublandus is metallic green and identical, except it has a wide rim or shelf on thorax sides.
Anisodactylus laetus is also metallic green, thorax not constricted at lower margin and legs are reddish-brown.
Harpalus affinis is also metallic green, thorax not constricted at lower margin, and has entirely orange-red legs.

Size: 10 to 13 mm.

Habitat: Crop fields like soybean, alfalfa and corn; wetland edges. Prefers moist soils.

Food: Cutworm moth larvae, beetle eggs and other small insects.

Flight Time: May to September.

Life Cycle: Mating in May. Over-winters as an adult, found under stones and dead leaves. Active at night, attracted to lights. Larvae are cannibalistic, need moist soil for survival.

Comments: Essex County – Point Pelee National Park and Lake Erie Islands. Kent County – Rondeau Provincial Park. Also Bruce Peninsula.

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Paraclivina bipustulata

Waisted Ground Beetle
Paraclivina bipustulata

Identification:

Ground Beetle Paraclivina bipustulata came to moth lights, May 29, 2013. Wheatley, Ontario.
Ground Beetle Paraclivina bipustulata came to moth lights, May 29, 2013. Wheatley, Ontario.

Head: Dark brown to blackish. Whiskers (palpi) reddish-brown.
Antenna: Short, reaches to mid-thorax. Reddish-brown.
Thorax (Pronotum): Dark brown to blackish, smooth and shiny, no punctures. Squarish with lower margin rounded. Long indented line down middle. A narrow constriction ‘waist’ joins thorax to wings.
Wings (Elytra): Dark brown to blackish, ridges and dotted indented lines (striae). Two large reddish blotches at base of wings on each side, and two more rounded orange-reddish spots near tips of wings.
Legs: Reddish-brown, front legs slightly darker and thicker with large spine-line projections for digging.
Abdomen: Black on underside.

Similar Species: Apenes sinuata has smaller thorax and much smaller oblong spots on shoulders and across wing tips. Clivina species are all waisted, but have no marks on abdomen.

Size: 7 mm.

Habitat: Forest edges and wet meadows, stream banks and pond edges.

Food: Probably smaller insects.

Flight Time: May to September

Life Cycle: Can be found almost year round in leaf litter in damp places and in roots of shoreline grasses. Adults attracted to light. Life cycle and food unknown.

Comments: Essex County – Point Pelee National Park. Kent County – Rondeau Provincial Park.

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Leptotrachelus dorsalis

Ground Beetle
Leptotrachelus dorsalis

Identification:

Ground Beetle Leptotrachelus dorsalis came to moth lights May 29, 2013. Wheatley, Ontario.
Ground Beetle Leptotrachelus dorsalis came to moth lights May 29, 2013. Wheatley, Ontario.

Head: Head long, narrow, shiny black. Mandibles and whiskers (palpi) brownish-yellow.
Antenna: Brownish-yellow, segment 1 usually lighter.
Thorax (Pronotum): Long and narrow, narrower than head; reddish-black.
Wings (Elytra): Long, narrow; reddish-black with reddish-yellow wide stripe down each outside edge of wings, not reaching tip. About 10 long indented lines and ridges.
Legs: Brownish-yellow, slightly thickened. Toes long, 2 joints (bilobed).
Abdomen: Underside blackish.

Size: 7 to 8.5 mm.

Habitat: Forest edges, meadows and corn fields. Also found in wet areas with cattails and marsh grasses.

Food: Adults and larvae feed on moth larvae which use grass as their host plant (like the Corn Earworm Heliothis zea.)

Flight Time: May to July; possible again in late fall.

Life Cycle: Larvae live in grass leaf axils, including marsh grasses, sugarcane and corn. Adults over-winter under moist logs and wet leaves. One generation per year. Attracted to lights.

Comments: Essex County – Ojibway Prairies.

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Lebia viridis

Ground Beetle
Lebia viridis

Identification:

Ground Beetle Lebia viridis on Golden Alexanders, May 31, 2007, Wheatley, Ontario.
Ground Beetle Lebia viridis on Golden Alexanders, May 31, 2007, Wheatley, Ontario.

Head: Metallic green, smooth and shiny. Whiskers (palpi) black.
Antenna: Black, first joint green, next 2 with green highlights.
Thorax (Pronotum): Metallic green, smooth and shiny; twice as wide as long, sides rounded with rim or shelf wider and pointed on lower margin.
Wings (Elytra): Metallic green, smooth and shiny; ridges and grooves very fine or faint. Wing tips squared, abdomen usually protruding.
Legs: Black, male has pads on underside of front feet.
Abdomen: Blue-black on underside.

Size: 5 to 6.5 mm.

Habitat: Forest edges. Very common on flowers.

Food: Smaller insects, especially all stages of the Grapevine Flea Beetle Altica chalybea.

Flight Time: May to July; again in September to October.

Life Cycle: Mostly unknown. Feed on eggs, larva and pupa of Altica chalybea, and probably other Leaf Beetles. Adults over-winter; attracted to lights.

Comments: Essex County – Point Pelee National Park. Kent County – Rondeau Provincial Park. Widespread.

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Lebia solea

Ground Beetle
Lebia solea

Identification:

Ground Beetle Lebia solea came to moth lights, June 06, 2012. Photo 2 of 2. Wheatley, Ontario.
Ground Beetle Lebia solea came to moth lights, June 06, 2012. Photo 2 of 2. Wheatley, Ontario.

Head: Wide, reddish-yellow, whiskers (palpi) dark.
Antenna: First 3 segments pale, rest of antenna dark.
Thorax (Pronotum): Twice as wide as long, reddish-yellow. Side margins rounded, with rim or shelf, somewhat lighter in color. Pale on underside.
Wings (Elytra): Black with an irregular, reddish-yellow stripe down each wing. Stripes narrow past middle of wing, sometimes fading completely before widening again and extending across wing tips. Side margins of wings also reddish-yellow.  Wing tips square, abdomen usually protruding.
Legs: Reddish-yellow. Males have pads on underside of front feet.
Abdomen: Reddish-yellow.

Similar Species: Lebia vittata has wings with two cream, evenly wide stripes, and a short red stripe at center of base. Legs brownish.

Size: 4.5 to 6 mm.

Habitat: Forest edges and meadows, on tree and plant leaves like goldenrod.

Food: Small insects, leaf beetle larvae.

Flight Time: May to June; again in September.

Life Cycle: Larvae feed on leaf beetle pupae, becoming adults by early fall. Adults over-winter. One generation per year. Attracted to lights.

Comments: Essex County – photos. Kent County – Rondeau Provincial Park.

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Lebia grandis

Ground Beetle
Lebia grandis

Identification:

Ground Beetle Lebia grandis came to moth lights. July 08, 2011. Photo 1 of 2. Wheatley, Ontario.
Ground Beetle Lebia grandis came to moth lights. July 08, 2011. Photo 1 of 2. Wheatley, Ontario.

Head: Entirely reddish-orange, smooth and shiny. Palpi reddish-orange.
Antenna: Dark reddish-brown, first 3 segments pale.
Thorax (Pronotum): Twice as wide as long, reddish-orange. Distinct middle indented line. Sides rounded with a somewhat lighter colored rim or shelf. Underside pale yellowish.
Wings (Elytra): Deep metallic blue, deeply indented lines and ridges (striae). Tips squared, abdomen usually protruding.
Legs: Dark reddish-orange. Males have pads on underside of front feet.
Abdomen: Black, including underside.

Similar Species: Lebia atriventris has faint indented lines (striae) on wings, and is much smaller (5 to 8 mm). Chlaenius nemoralis is much larger (15 mm), head and thorax bronze.

Size: 8 to 11 mm.

Habitat: Forest edges and cultivated potato fields. Often found on Horse Nettle Solarium carolinense.

Food: Adults prefers the eggs and larvae of Colorado Potato Beetles Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Feeds on other small insects.

Flight Time: June and July; again in September.

Life Cycle: Females can produce over 1,000 eggs. Eggs are laid singly in moist soil and covered with a secretion and particles of soil. Hatch about 12 days later and feed only on the Colorado Potato Beetle pupa. Becomes an adult in about 20 days. Adults overwinter under stones and logs. Attracted to lights.

Comments: Essex County – Point Pelee National Park. Kent County – Rondeau Provincial Park.

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Lebia fuscata

Ground Beetle
Lebia fuscata

Identification:

Ground Beetle Lebia fuscata came to moth lights May 15, 2013. Wheatley, Ontario.
Ground Beetle Lebia fuscata came to moth lights May 15, 2013. Wheatley, Ontario.

Head: Black, very wide, smooth, shiny. Mouth and whiskers (palpi) reddish-yellow.
Antenna: Short, thick; sometimes segments 4 to end dark with light tips (annulated), or entirely pale. Segments 1 to 3 always pale.
Thorax: (Pronotum): As wide as head, black with wide yellow rim or shelf on each side along with and base and lower margin yellowish. Lighter indented line down middle.
Wings (Elytra): Wide, black with yellow line along side margins; about 8 ridged lines down wings. Large reddish-yellow patch on each wing, starting at base and widening to almost mid wing. Lower wings have a large yellowish patch, base margin jagged. Tips square, abdomen usually protruding.
Legs: Reddish-yellow. Male have pads on underside of front feet.
Abdomen: Underside reddish-yellow.

Size: 5 to 7 mm.

Habitat: Forest edges and meadows.

Food: Small Leaf Beetle eggs and larvae like Galerucella cavicollis.

Flight Time: May, again in September.

Life Cycle: One generation per year. Adults over-winter, usually under logs.

Comments: Essex County – Wheatley per photos. Kent County – Rondeau Provincial Park. Also collected on Manitoulin Island at alvars.

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Lebia analis

Ground Beetle
Lebia analis

Identification:

Ground Beetle Lebia analis came to moth lights May 02, 2012. Wheatley, Ontario.
Ground Beetle Lebia analis came to moth lights May 02, 2012. Wheatley, Ontario.

Head: Black, ridged. Whiskers (palpi) black.
Antenna: First 3 segments light, rest of segments dark.
Thorax: (Pronotum): Reddish-orange with indented line down middle. Side edges have wide pale yellowish rim or shelf.
Wings: (Elytra): Black with many ridges and indented lines. Side edges have a cream line. Tip has an L-shaped cream patch, widening near center, but not reaching inner wing edge (suture). Sometimes a small to very large cream oblong patch on each wing at base (sub-humeral). Wing tips squared, abdomen exposed past wing tips.
Legs: Light yellowish. Males have 2 rows of hairs on the underside of front foot.
Abdomen: Top dark, exposed past wing tips, underside pale.

Size: 4.5 to 6 mm.

Habitat: Deciduous and boreal forests; Lake Erie shores and cultivated fields in Ontario. Found on flowers like blackberry and goldenrod.

Food: Larvae feed on eggs, larvae and pupa of Flea Beetles like Altica species.

Flight Time: May to July, again in September.

Life Cycle: Adults over-winter, usually under logs. Emerge in May. Attracted to lights. One generation per year.

Comments: Essex County – Ojibway Prairies. Kent County – Rondeau Provincial Park.

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Harpalus pensylvanicus

Ground Beetle
Harpalus pensylvanicus

Identification:

Ground Beetle Harpalus pensylvanicus came to moth lights July 30, 2012. Wheatley, Ontario.
Ground Beetle Harpalus pensylvanicus came to moth lights July 30, 2012. Wheatley, Ontario.

Head: Black, shiny. Whiskers (palpi) reddish-yellow.
Antenna: Yellowish-brown, reaching to end of thorax. Sometimes segment 1 slightly lighter.
Thorax (Pronotum): Black, shiny, squarish with rounded corners. Lower margin depressed and rough (punctured). Faint longitudinal indented line down middle of thorax. Sides only slightly rounded, rim or shelf narrow at base, widening at lower margin.
Wings (Elytra): Black, not as shiny as head and thorax; wings as wide as thorax. About 8 or 9 longitudinal indented lines down wings. Tips bluntly rounded, abdomen slightly protruding past wings.
Legs: Reddish to yellowish-brown. Thighs (femora) have dark tips. Shins (tibia) with rows of dark hair. Male has front and mid feet with pads on underside.
Abdomen: Underside dark.

Similar Species: Seedcorn Beetle Stenolophus ochropezus is almost identical, except for size. Antenna segments 1 and 2 light yellow, rest of antenna dark. Only 5 to 8 mm long.

Size: 13 to 16 mm.

Habitat: Field edges and meadows with long grasses, especially switchgrass; alvars.

Food: Grass and weed seeds and small insects, including moth eggs and larvae.

Flight Time: Late July to September.

Life Cycle: Adults nocturnal, hiding in debris during the day. Larvae live in tunnels in the ground, and pack them with seeds. Mating in late summer. Over-winters in all life stages. Adults can live up to 2 years. Attracted to lights.

Comments: Essex County – Point Pelee National Park. Widespread in Ontario, common.

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Colliuris pensylvanica

Long-necked Ground Beetle
Colliuris pensylvanica
Casnonia pensylvanica

Identification:

Long-necked Ground Beetle Colliuris pensylvanica came to moth lights June 28, 2014. Wheatley, Ontario.
Long-necked Ground Beetle Colliuris pensylvanica came to moth lights June 28, 2014. Wheatley, Ontario.

Head: Black, shiny, diamond-shaped with long neck.
Antenna: Black, reaching to end of thorax. Segments 1 to 3 reddish-yellow.
Thorax (Pronotum): Very long and narrow, black. Not as wide as head, but widens slightly at lower margin.
Wings (Elytra): Short with straight sides. Reddish-orange, shiny. Series of 3 large black spots across center of wings, sometimes touching. Tip of wings with wide black stripe.
Legs: Thin, yellowish-brown. Thighs (femora) have dark tips. Feet slightly darker.
Abdomen: Underside black. Female tip rounded, male tip with middle slightly indented.

Size: 6 to 8 mm.

Habitat: Forest edges, meadows, fields, marshes and ponds.

Food: Smaller insects.

Flight Time: June to early September

Life Cycle: Unknown. Attracted to lights.

Comments: Essex County – Point Pelee National Park and Lake Erie Islands. Kent County – Rondeau Provincial Park.

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Ellipsoptera lepida

Ghost Tiger Beetle
Ellipsoptera lepida

Identification:

Ghost Tiger Beetle Ellipsoptera lepida on the beach at Port Burwell, Ontario. Photo 3 of 3, July 06, 2009.
Ghost Tiger Beetle Ellipsoptera lepida on the beach at Port Burwell, Ontario. Photo 3 of 3, July 06, 2009.

Head: Greenish to reddish and covered with long white hair. Very large eyes.
Antenna: Pale yellow to brown, sometimes darkening toward tips.
Thorax (Pronotum): Greenish to reddish and covered with long white hair.
Wings (Elytra): Very pale cream to whitish with 2 light brown scroll-like marks on each wing, sometimes very faint. base of wings mottled. Abruptly narrows to tip, border wavy (sinuate), especially on female.
Legs: Pale cream to yellowish-brown, covered with short white hair. Hind thighs (femora) are very short, barely extending past the wings. Males have wider front feet with pads on underside.
Abdomen: Underside brownish-green bronzed and covered with dense white hair.

Size: 9 to 11 mm.

Habitat: Lakeshore and inland sand dunes with little vegetation.

Food: Smaller insects.

Flight Time: June to October

Life Cycle: Females lay a single egg in a sand burrow (about 50 eggs per female) around July. Larvae feed on insects passing in front of their burrow. Larvae burrows can be very deep – 2 to 3 meters. Two year life cycle with larvae over-wintering each winter. Larvae are 14 to 16 mm long with bronze-green head and thorax. Pupate in early summer and emerge late June. Mating takes place at night, usually in August. Adults avoid mid-day heat and fly only short distances. Usually stationary, they are almost invisible in the sand.

Comments: St. Lawrence River near Ottawa (Constance Bay),  Pinery Provincial Park, Lambton County and the Long Point area on Lake Erie from Port Burwell to Simcoe. Some locations recorded from Lake Ontario now extirpated (Erwin and Pearson 2008). Listed as S2 (threatened) in Ontario.

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Cicindela punctulata

Sidewalk Tiger Beetle
Cicindela punctulata

Note: Also called Cicindelidia punctulata per Pearson in 2015 – apparently unpublished.

Identification:

Sidewalk Tiger Beetle Cicindela punctulata in sandy meadow, September 14, 2007. Wheatley, Ontario.
Sidewalk Tiger Beetle Cicindela punctulata in sandy meadow, September 14, 2007. Wheatley, Ontario.

Head: Copper with greenish tints, no hair. Large eyes with bluish line beneath. Mouth area (clypeus or labrum) creamy white. Mandibles long with several teeth, base half creamy white. Whiskers (palpi) variable, usually last joint green.
Antenna: Long, extending past base of wings. Segment 1 coppery, rest brownish with some copper reflections. Segment 2 very short.
Thorax: Copper with greenish tints, squarish. Middle of thorax slightly raised on each side of center indented line, forming a bluish V-shape at base of thorax, and an inverted bluish V-shape on lower margin. Sides slightly rounded, more bluish, with scant whitish hair.
Wings: Dark olive green to brown, dull. A row of bluish-green dots (up to 15) along inside border of each wing (suture). White spots on surface and a white intermittent outline along lower half of outside margin of each wing; all spots and outline can be faint to absent. Long, white hair along outer wing edge from underside, usually not visible.
Legs: Long, spindly, brownish with green metallic sheen; rows of short white hair. Male front feet only slightly wider than female.
Abdomen: Underside dark, with blue-green sheen. Tip bronze and protruding past wings.

Size: 10 to 13 mm.

Habitat: Warm, dry locations like sidewalks, paths and sandy meadows with little vegetation.

Food: Smaller insects.

Flight Time: July to September.

Life Cycle: One generation per year. Mating stated as in July, but possibly to September (per photo). Larvae overwinter, continue feeding in spring and pupate early June. Adults are strong flyers and come to lights.
Larvae: Head and pronotum bronze with purple reflections, 14 to 16 mm. long.

Comments: Essex County – Lake Erie Islands, Ojibway and Point Pelee National Park. Kent County – Rondeau Provincial Park. Widespread in Ontario.

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Chlaenius tricolor

Ground Beetle
Chlaenius tricolor

Identification:

Ground Beetle Chlaenius tricolor female came to moth lights along with a male May 15, 2013. Wheatley, Ontario.
Ground Beetle Chlaenius tricolor female came to moth lights along with a male May 15, 2013. Wheatley, Ontario.

Head: Reddish-bronze. Mandibles and whiskers (palpi) reddish-orange.
Antenna: Brown, long; extending to middle of wings. First 3 segments pale yellowish-brown. Segment 3 and 4 are equal in length.
Thorax (Pronotum): Reddish-bronze; squarish with pale pile; rounded sides. Faint indented line running down middle. Lower thorax has an indented depression each side of center.
Wings (Elytra): Dull blue-purple brown to slightly greenish, not metallic. About 8 indented lines running from base to wing tip. Center of base area (scutellum) black, V-shaped. Wings covered with very short, thick yellowish pile.
Legs: Thighs (femora) reddish-orange. Shins (tibiae) pale yellow. Feet more brownish-yellow. Male front feet wider with 3 large pads on underside.
Abdomen: Black.

Similar Species: Chlaenius aestivus has antenna segment 3 much longer than 4, thorax more squarish at lower margin. C. nemoralis has metallic green head and thorax, not reddish. Trichotichnus dichrous almost identical, but red on head and thorax although shiny, is not metallic or brassy-looking.

Size: 12 to 13 mm.

Habitat: Deciduous forest edges, wet meadows and creek edges, especially with long grasses and sedges.

Food: Snails, slugs, moth and beetle larvae.

Flight Time: May and again in August.

Life Cycle: Females lay eggs in mud cells formed on the undersides of grass leaves, especially sedges, eggs becoming adults in late summer. Adults over-winter. One generation per year. This beetle emits a foul, manure odor when disturbed. Attracted to lights.
In 2015, Douglas discovered Neonicotinoid insecticide would kill 60% of Chlaenius tricolor if they ingested slugs contaminated with the insecticide.

Comments: Essex County – Point Pelee National Park, Lake Erie Islands and Ojibway Prairies. Kent County – Rondeau Provincial Park.

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Chlaenius sericeus

Ground Beetle
Chlaenius sericeus

Ground Beetle Chlaenius sericeus, moving fast, scrambling to get away after it's rock cover was removed. January 02, 2005, 13 C or 55 F. Wheatley, Ontario.
Ground Beetle Chlaenius sericeus, moving fast, scrambling to get away after it’s rock cover was removed. January 02, 2005, 13 C or 55 F. Wheatley, Ontario.

Identification:
Head: Metallic green, shiny. Large eyes. Whiskers (palpi) and base of mandibles pale reddish.
Antenna: Pale yellowish-red; very long, extending past thorax; the first few segments paler. Segment 3 very long.
Thorax (Pronotum): Metallic green, shiny; squarish. Sides curve outward and have a shelf or rim on lower half.
Wings (Elytra): Dull green or sometimes purplish. Many long, indented lines down wings, with short yellowish pile. Middle of base (scutellum) V-shaped, black.
Legs: Pale yellowish-red. Front feet (tarsi) of male wide with hairy pads on underside.
Abdomen: Underside black with short hairs.

Size: 10 to 16 mm long.

Habitat: Forest edges, lake margins, alvars.

Food: Small insects, slugs, snails.

Flight Time: Early spring.

Life Cycle: One generation per year. Probably over-winter as adults (Photo of adult Jan 02, 2005 in Wheatley).

Comments: Essex County – Lake Erie Islands.

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Calleida punctata

Ground Beetle
Calleida punctata

Ground Beetle Calleida punctata on Goldenrod. Sept 05, 2009. Wheatley, Ontario.
Ground Beetle Calleida punctata on Goldenrod. Sept 05, 2009. Wheatley, Ontario.

Identification:
Head: Black, shiny, narrow. Small, flat eyes.
Antenna: Dark brown to black, hairy and long, reaching to almost end of thorax. Segments 1 to 4 more yellowish.
Thorax (Pronotum): Orange-red, shiny, long, but not much wider than head.
Wings (Elytra): Metallic green, sides straight (parallel). Tip of wings squared. Wings do not reach tip of abdomen.
Legs: Long. Thighs (femora) orange-red on base half; last half black. Shins (tibiae) have black at base, rest orange-red. Feet dark. Male has front and middle feet (tarsi) wide with rows of hair on underside.
Abdomen: Underside dark. Tip blunt, squarish, protruding past wings.

Similar Species: False Bombardier Beetle Galerita janus has all reddish-orange legs, no black. Calleida decora is identical except for prominent, bulging eyes, and is located from S. Dakota to Florida, not in Ontario.

Size: about 7 mm

Habitat: Carolinian forests and meadows.

Food: Both adults and larvae feed on smaller insects, especially pest moth larvae like cutworms and tent caterpillars. Often found on Goldenrod, Milkweed and Asters, feeding on pollen.

Flight Time: June to September

Life Cycle: Larvae usually found with adults. Information limited. See Featured Creatures by Univ. of Florida for biology of similar Calleida decora:
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/beneficial/beetles/calleida_decora.htm

Comments: Essex County – Point Pelee National Park and Ojibway Prairies. Widespread in southern Ontario to Ottawa.

Synonyms: LeConte 1846
None

References:
A descriptive catalogue of the geodephagous Coleoptera inhabiting the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, 1848 (Book) by LeConte, pp. 189 to 190: (in Latin).
Tenth Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture, 1862, by Flint, pp. 137 to 183.
ZooKeys 2012, #245: Catalogue of Geadephaga of America by Bousquet, pp. 1345 to 1346.
Beetles of Eastern North America 2014 by Evans, pg. 89.

Type:
Holotype as Calleida punctata by LeConte, 1848. Type Locality: Kansas. In the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Type # 5820. Photos.