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Caterpillar hunter
Caterpillar Cat"er*pil`lar, n. [OE. catyrpel, corrupted fr. OF. chatepelouse, or cate pelue, fr. chate, F. chatte, she-cat, fem. of chat, L. catus + L. pilosus hairy, or F. pelu hairy, fr. L. pilus hair. See Cat, and Pile hair.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) The larval state of a butterfly or any lepidopterous insect; sometimes, but less commonly, the larval state of other insects, as the sawflies, which are also called false caterpillars. The true caterpillars have three pairs of true legs, and several pairs of abdominal fleshy legs (prolegs) armed with hooks. Some are hairy, others naked. They usually feed on leaves, fruit, and succulent vegetables, being often very destructive, Many of them are popularly called worms, as the cutworm, cankerworm, army worm, cotton worm, silkworm. 2. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Scorpiurus, with pods resembling caterpillars. Caterpillar catcher, or Caterpillar eater (Zo["o]l.), a bird belonging to the family of Shrikes, which feeds on caterpillars. The name is also given to several other birds. Caterpillar hunter (Zo["o]l.), any species of beetles of the genus Callosoma and other allied genera of the family Carabid[ae] which feed habitually upon caterpillars.

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- primarily throughout the Northern Hemisphere, and are referred to as caterpillar hunters or searchers. Many of the 167 species are largely or entirely black...
- The Calosoma sycophanta or forest caterpillar hunter is a ground beetle belonging to the family Carabidae. Calosoma sycophanta var. severum Chaudoir, 1850...
- Calosoma abbreviatum, short caterpillar hunter, is a species of ground beetle in the subfamily of Carabinae. It was described by Chaudoir in 1869 and is...
- Calosoma scrutator, also known as the fiery searcher and caterpillar hunter, is a species of ground beetle belonging to the genus Calosoma, subgenus Acalosoma...
- caterpillar hunters (Calosoma) are famous for their habit of devouring prey in quantity, eagerly feeding on tussock moth (Lymantriidae) caterpillars,...
- Calosoma sayi, also known as "Say's caterpillar hunter," is a species of ground beetle in the subfamily of Carabinae. It was described by Dejean in 1826...
- also called "woolly bear" which is a caterpillar or larvae of the isabella tiger moth. Events include a caterpillar race. The isabella tiger moth belongs...
- Quest Quellick 1999 Cross Words Guy Short film 1999 Advice from a Caterpillar Hunter #1 2000 East of A Peter Parker Also writer 2002 Stark Raving Mad Jeffrey...
- eggs on the food plant on which their larvae, known as caterpillars, will feed. The caterpillars grow, sometimes very rapidly, and when fully developed...
- Calosoma frigidum, also known as the "cold-country caterpillar hunter," is a species of ground beetle in the subfamily of Carabinae. It was described by...
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