Class: INSECTS (INSECTA)
Group: COLEOPTEROUS (COLEOPTERA)
Family: KRASOTELY (CALOSOMA)
Look: CALOSOMA INQUISITOR (LINNAEUS, 1758)
Category of protection: III CATEGORY
It is included in the Red List of Lithuania.
Top of a bug (16-24 mm) dark and bronze or black-green, sometimes copper-green or blue, side edges of a perednespinka and wing sheaths usually brighter. Coloring always with metal outflow.
West palaearctic mesophilic look. In Belarus meets in the southern areas more often.
Deciduous woods (oak groves and chernoolshanik).
The view with spring and summer type of reproduction, winters an imago. The greatest activity is noted in May. The larva fades 2 times, lives about 24 days, at the end of summer pupates, and in 8-10 days there are adult bugs who remain in the soil till next spring. Eats, mainly, caterpillars of geometrids, an unpaired silkworm, the browntail.
Number and tendency of its change:
The look is dated for the threatened biocenoses. In standard habitats (inundated oak groves) it is sometimes usual.
Major factors of threat:
Reduction of standard habitats.
The look is included in the 2nd edition of the Red List of Republic of Belarus (the II category). Identification of new habitats of a look and their protection.
Originators: Gurin V. M.