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Calosoma sycophanta
(European Calosoma beetle)



Calosoma sycophanta (European Calosoma beetle)


  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Calosoma sycophanta
  • Preferred Common Name
  • European Calosoma beetle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Calosoma sycophanta (Linnaeus)

Preferred Common Name

  • European Calosoma beetle

International Common Names

  • English: forest caterpillar hunter
  • French: calosome sycophante

Local Common Names

  • Germany: grosser Puppenraeuber; gruener Puppenraeuber
  • Netherlands: poppenroover; rupsenjager

EPPO code

  • CAOOSY (Calosoma sycophanta)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Carabidae
  •                             Genus: Calosoma
  •                                 Species: Calosoma sycophanta

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


TunisiaPresentCABI (Undated a)


GeorgiaPresentCABI (Undated a)
TurkeyPresentCABI (Undated a)
UzbekistanPresentCABI (Undated a)


BulgariaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
FrancePresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-CorsicaPresentCABI (Undated a)
GermanyPresentGreathead (Undated)
GreecePresentCABI (Undated a)
ItalyPresentCABI (Undated a)
-SardiniaPresentCABI (Undated a)
PolandPresentGreathead (Undated)
RussiaPresentCABI (Undated)Present based on regional distribution.
-Russia (Europe)PresentGreathead (Undated)
SpainPresentCABI (Undated a)
Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

North America

CanadaPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated a)Establishment uncertain
United StatesPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated a)Establishment uncertain
-ConnecticutPresentCABI (Undated a)
-MarylandPresentCABI (Undated a)
-New JerseyPresentCABI (Undated a)
-PennsylvaniaPresentCABI (Undated a)
-West VirginiaPresentCABI (Undated a)

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Greathead DJ, Undated. BIOCAT Database (unpublished)., Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Agriopis bajariaLarvae
Euproctis chrysorrhoeaLarvae
Lambdina fiscellariaLarvae
Lymantria disparLarvae/Pupae
Lymantria monachaLarvae/Pupae
Sphrageidus similisLarvae
Thaumetopoea processioneaLarvae

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