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Recent observations

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

mmwebb

Date

July 23, 2014 09:32 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

goldeagle60

Date

July 19, 2014

Description

A beetle with a Firefly shape, but light in color overall. A dark spot no each of the wings towards the back.

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Observer

juancruzado

Date

June 21, 2014

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Observer

juancruzado

Date

June 11, 2014

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

julio

Date

July 13, 2014

Description

En Sierra del Águila, Jalisco.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Soldier Beetles (Family Cantharidae) Family Cantharidae

Observer

finatic

Date

July 4, 2014 11:32 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

Soldier Beetles (Family Cantharidae) Family Cantharidae

Observer

finatic

Date

June 15, 2014 09:05 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

finatic

Date

July 10, 2014 09:00 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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Observer

juancruzado

Date

June 7, 2014

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Observer

juancruzado

Date

June 6, 2014

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

petemella

Date

July 10, 2014 08:21 PM CEST

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Observer

finatic

Date

April 29, 2014 08:32 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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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.