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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

danilinav

Date

July 18, 2015 02:09 PM MSK

Photos / Sounds

Observer

reallifeecology

Date

May 13, 2014 12:26 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

biosam

Date

June 12, 2015 06:49 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Red Soldier Beetle Rhagonycha fulva

Observer

jimmymac2

Date

July 22, 2015 11:10 AM BST

Place

Perry Farm (Google, OSM)

Description

Many mating on the umbellifers and elsewhere around the farm. This pair I got onto the ruler for a scale photograph.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

treichard

Date

June 28, 2015 06:32 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

pacof

Date

July 21, 2015

Description

En Paco´s Reserva Natural de Flora y Fauna Silvestre

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

swampy

Date

July 27, 2015

Description

Becoming common

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

gbentall

Date

July 22, 2015 09:26 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

valter

Date

March 9, 2008 02:23 PM WET

Description

Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve

Date Photo Taken: March 9, 2008

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Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

reallifeecology

Date

April 27, 2014 08:32 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Date

June 3, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

molanic

Date

July 22, 2015 02:12 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Margined Leatherwing Beetle (Chauliognathus marginatus)?

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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.