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    • Cantharidae
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    • Soldier Beetles

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

stho002

Date

November 10, 2013

Description

Malthodes pumilus (Brebisson, 1835)

On ground plants.

Final photo shows apex of abdomen in ventral view.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

stho002

Date

November 10, 2013

Description

Malthodes pumilus (Brebisson, 1835)

On foliage of Pittosporum eugenioides.

Final photo shows apex of hind tibia and associated tarsi.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

bjorn

Date

October 30, 2013

Description

4mm

might need to enlarge photo to get a better looks at it

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

stho002

Date

January 8, 2013

Description

One, on vegetation in the native remnant area. Length about 2 mm.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

stho002

Date

December 10, 2012

Description

Length about 2.5 mm. Beaten from Pittosporum eugenioides, but more commonly found in long grass on campus here, and elsewhere.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

nancyrmorrison

Date

September 14, 2014 04:05 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

finatic

Date

August 23, 2014 05:02 PM PDT

Description

Santa Cruz County, Arizona, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

aztekium

Date

September 20, 2014 03:00 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

molanic

Date

July 15, 2011 11:12 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

February 6, 2010

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

November 15, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

November 12, 2013
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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.