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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

treichard

Date

August 28, 2015 05:27 PM EDT

Description

Yellow and black beetles

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

justcennet

Date

August 28, 2015 12:51 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This guy looks like he eascaped a predator or had trouble emerging from pupa. Covered in pollen! On Ashy Sunflower.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

bionayelli26

Date

August 15, 2015

Tags

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

biota

Date

August 27, 2015

Description

In grassy field, captured in sweep net

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

swampy

Date

August 27, 2015

Description

Common

Photos / Sounds

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

damontighe

Date

August 26, 2015 01:48 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

palmera01

Date

August 26, 2015

Description

Seen on New England Aster in a restored Sand Prairie.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

shendriks

Date

August 25, 2015 10:17 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

susanelliott

Date

August 23, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Date

August 4, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Date

August 8, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Date

August 8, 2015
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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.