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    • Cantharidae
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    • Soldier Beetles

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

August 25, 2014 04:01 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Red Soldier Beetle Rhagonycha fulva

Observer

elizamalcolm

Date

July 29, 2014 01:07 PM CDT

Description

these guys were just all over the Queen Anne's Lace, so cool

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

calopteryx

Date

June 15, 2014 02:11 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pennsylvania Leatherwing Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus

Observer

rwp84

Date

August 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus

Observer

mperdicas

Date

August 25, 2014 03:48 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

nancyrmorrison

Date

August 23, 2014 06:33 AM MDT

Description

This is a "user error" situation. I was trying to respond to nice maractwin's ID of a bug on sunflowers and somehow we got a whole new obs aty apartment. I do NOT have bugs here ;-)lbs. ewpostin

Photos / Sounds

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

nancyrmorrison

Date

August 22, 2014 01:20 PM MDT

Description

On hike with Rosie the dog on bear creek trail

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

caseyzill

Date

August 19, 2014 10:01 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus

Observer

nbnc

Date

August 19, 2014

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

sarahcarline

Date

August 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

floracliff

Date

June 3, 2014

Place

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary (Google, OSM)

Description

Cantharidae | mating margined leatherwing soldier beetles

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:42 PM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The soldier beetles, Cantharidae, are relatively soft-bodied, straight-sided beetles, related to the Lampyridae or firefly family, but unable to produce light. They are cosmopolitan in distribution. One common British species is bright red, reminding people of the red coats of soldiers, hence the common name. A secondary common name is leatherwing, obtained from the texture of the wing covers.

No range data available.