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

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Recent observations

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danilo_hegg

Date

July 13, 2016 07:34 AM NZST

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jacy

Date

May 21, 2014

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

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loarie

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July 22, 2016 10:03 PM PDT

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reallifeecology

Date

June 11, 2016 11:25 PM EDT

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jacy

Date

May 22, 2014

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

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johnduwe

Date

July 22, 2016 02:46 PM PDT

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Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

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johnduwe

Date

July 22, 2016 02:26 PM PDT

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What

Common Red Soldier Beetle Rhagonycha fulva

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emily85

Date

July 22, 2016 03:52 PM UTC

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

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yetikat

Date

July 12, 2016 04:14 PM PDT

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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francisco3

Date

July 20, 2016 08:59 AM HST

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

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jtuttle

Date

July 17, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I think this is a soldier beetle larva. Help with ID or resources for ID welcome!

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What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

vicfazio3

Date

July 19, 2016
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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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