these guys were just all over the Queen Anne's Lace, so cool
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
On hike with Rosie the dog on bear creek trail
Cantharidae | mating margined leatherwing soldier beetles
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.