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Recent observations

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What

Soldier Beetles (Family Cantharidae) Family Cantharidae

Observer

matthewherron

Date

April 15, 2014 12:17 PM CDT

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Observer

corbanhemphill

Date

April 15, 2014

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

juancruzado

Date

April 13, 2014

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Observer

eddiebug

Date

the past

Description

Soldier beetle at a mercury vapor lamp

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What

Genus Chauliognathus Genus Chauliognathus

Observer

loarie

Date

April 6, 2014 06:46 PM PDT

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

loarie

Date

April 6, 2014 07:14 PM PDT

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Observer

longhairedlizzy

Date

April 5, 2014 06:36 PM PDT

Place

sausalito (Google, OSM)

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What

Downy Leather-winged Beetle Podabrus pruinosus

Observer

prakrit

Date

April 3, 2014 05:10 PM PDT

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

robberfly

Date

April 4, 2014 09:11 AM PDT

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Observer

royaltyler

Date

March 29, 2014 03:31 AM CDT

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

moonlittrails

Date

March 28, 2014 09:12 PM PDT

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

kueda

Date

March 20, 2014 04:50 PM PDT
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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.