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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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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

laina

Date

August 30, 2016 02:55 PM EDT

Description

Not sure the name of this bug but it is a light orange-brown color with two black spots on its back, and a long black spot on its middle section. It also had six legs.

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francisco3

Date

August 29, 2016 11:48 AM HST

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jeckberg

Date

August 20, 2016 04:19 PM PDT

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What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

marykeim

Date

April 1, 2014 01:13 PM EDT

Description

Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL, April 2014.

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

mushi

Date

August 28, 2016 09:51 AM CDT

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Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

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aaroncarlson

Date

August 28, 2016 03:17 PM CDT

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Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

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klass-j

Date

August 27, 2016 06:54 PM EDT

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Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

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jacobogre

Date

August 28, 2016 09:56 AM EDT

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Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

nfurlan

Date

August 22, 2016 11:12 AM CDT

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Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

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suezq

Date

August 26, 2016 04:06 PM CDT

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Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

andybirkey

Date

August 25, 2016 12:40 PM CDT

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Date

August 27, 2016 11:03 AM CDT
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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.

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