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Recent observations

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Square

Observer

swampy

Date

May 23, 2011

Description

Identified on May 24, 2011 by Henri Goulet at Agriculture Canada, Ottawa.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

soldier beetle Cantharis pallida

Observer

louise3

Date

June 22, 2015 09:07 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

mayamunstermann

Date

June 29, 2015

Place

Hamden, CT (Google, OSM)

Description

Found resting on vinyl siding of house. Approximately 2:15 pm. Weather: sunny and 70 degrees.

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

June 20, 2015 12:23 AM PDT

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Square

Observer

camelcreek

Date

June 13, 2015 12:39 AM EDT

Description

Brief description of what you observed

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Square

What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

treichard

Date

June 21, 2015 11:41 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

kroggenkamp

Date

June 25, 2015 12:52 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

scimaven3

Date

June 25, 2015 02:34 PM EDT

Description

Third floor porch about half a mile from a brackish marshland. Striped abdomen (yellow and black) no visible stinger. Not aggressive.

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Observer

finatic

Date

May 30, 2015 10:55 PM PDT

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Observer

dhobern

Date

June 24, 2015 08:20 AM CEST

Description

Cantharis livida Linnaeus, 1758, to Robinson trap, Søborg, Denmark, 23/24 June 2015

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

trcarlisle

Date

June 6, 2015 11:59 AM CEST

Place

Slovenia (Google, OSM)

Description

Beetle on Common Spotted Orchid

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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.