I cannot narrow this down to species level. ID anyone?
This beetle is so cool! It looks like a sunflower seed! We saw it while picking weeds.
08 Jul 2014.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
7.3 mm head-elytra.
Found on Forsythia.
Especie de coleóptero de la familia Cantharidae, perteneciente a la subfamilia Chauliognathinae, a la tribu Chauliognathini y al género Chauliognathus.
Se le encuentra comúnmente encima de algunas Compuestas.
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.