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Recent observations

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

danielefuochi

Date

May 30, 2016

Description

esemplare trovato alle ore 10.00.

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What

Grey Sailor-beetle Cantharis nigricans

Observer

martingrimm

Date

May 30, 2016 08:12 PM CEST

Description

# 47331

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martingrimm

Date

May 30, 2016 08:25 PM CEST

Description

# 47314 

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

annagypsy

Date

May 27, 2016 05:39 PM EDT

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What

soldier beetle Cantharis pallida

Observer

ezpixels

Date

May 16, 2016

Description

Dozens of Soldier beetles feeding and mating on Catclaw Acacia catkins. Rainy day.

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cwwood

Date

May 26, 2016 09:53 AM EDT

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

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alexshepard

Date

May 29, 2016 01:33 PM PDT

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

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inasiebert

Date

May 28, 2016 06:20 PM CEST

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martingrimm

Date

May 28, 2016 11:24 PM CEST

Description

# 46999 

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rcurtis

Date

May 28, 2016 10:18 AM EDT

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Observer

nlblock

Date

May 26, 2016

Description

My camera wouldn't focus on the right thing as this soldier beetle was constantly moving.

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Square

Observer

nlblock

Date

May 26, 2016
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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.

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