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    • Cantharidae
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    • Soldier Beetles

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Date

April 13, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

tiwane

Date

April 12, 2015 11:29 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

boogie

Date

April 10, 2015 03:08 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Plague Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus lugubris

Observer

russ87

Date

April 5, 2015

Description

Pardon my intrusion...

Photos / Sounds

Observer

glmory

Date

April 9, 2015 05:17 PM PDT

Description

On poison hemlock.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Downy Leather-winged Beetle Podabrus pruinosus

Observer

th0th

Date

April 5, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Downy Leather-winged Beetle Podabrus pruinosus

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 6, 2015 10:21 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

A Soldier Beetle Pacificanthia consors

Observer

finatic

Date

March 27, 2015 10:35 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Added to Bug Guide
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Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

temminicki

Date

March 31, 2015 09:45 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

codyhough

Date

June 4, 2008

Photos / Sounds

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

rebeccafay

Date

March 28, 2015 07:04 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

dominic

Date

March 28, 2015

Description

This was also found by my porch light. I thought it was an interesting looking beetle.

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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.