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    • Cantharidae
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    • Soldier Beetles

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Recent observations

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kristiy

Date

May 27, 2015

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

liesvanrompaey

Date

May 28, 2015

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lfelliott

Date

May 17, 2015 01:24 PM CDT

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

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swpip

Date

May 26, 2015 04:09 PM PDT

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taratara

Date

May 25, 2015 11:30 AM EDT

Description

Wetlands

Photos / Sounds

Date

May 25, 2015

Place

CBTis 165 (Google, OSM)

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What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

kbeza31979

Date

May 25, 2015

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What

Plague Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus lugubris

Observer

james3

Date

March 13, 2015 02:09 PM AEDT

Description

On roadside log at Greg gully track lookout

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What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

May 24, 2015 10:21 AM EDT

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martingrimm

Date

May 25, 2015 10:30 AM CEST

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What

Rustic Sailor-beetle Genus Cantharis

Observer

vicky_p7

Date

May 23, 2015

Description

About 2.5 - 3cm long? Guess at some sort of chafer beetle. on honeysuckle plant in meadow.

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michael

Date

May 22, 2015
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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.