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  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 花螢科
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    • Cantharidae
  • English
    • Soldier Beetles

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Recent observations

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Observer

bcfl14

Date

December 6, 2016 11:01 AM CST

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What

Common Red Soldier Beetle Rhagonycha fulva

Observer

natalieraeber

Date

July 29, 2016 11:06 AM CEST

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What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

gracemcleod

Date

August 20, 2016 09:28 PM EDT

Description

Coleoptera (Cantharidae)

Photos / Sounds

What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

treegrow

Date

May 15, 2016 12:44 PM EDT

Description

Chauliognathus marginatus hiding in milkweed. Military Road Meadow. Rock Creek Park, Washingtion, DC, USA.

Photos / Sounds

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

claudiakomesu

Date

November 26, 2016 10:29 AM BRST

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

mperdicas

Date

August 12, 2012 10:42 PM EDT

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Date

August 8, 2012 12:56 PM EDT

Description

Chauliognathus pensylvanicus Goldenrod Soldier Beetle?

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Observer

judygva

Date

June 3, 2016 09:31 AM EDT

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

philippwickey

Date

June 15, 2016 09:19 PM CST

Description

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What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

vilseskog

Date

June 22, 2014 07:41 PM EDT

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

danielle47

Date

November 19, 2016 04:32 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

budak

Date

November 14, 2016 06:27 AM SGT
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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.
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