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Recent observations

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus

Observer

hopemitch

Date

August 28, 2014

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What

Goldenrod soldier beetle Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus

Observer

ameliastebbins

Date

August 28, 2014 09:41 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Live in meadows with goldenrod. Native to North America

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus

Observer

nicole_noble

Date

August 28, 2014 01:53 PM EDT

Description

Feeds on pollen and nectar or tall goldenrod. The eggs are deposited in soil or on leaves in the spring

Photos / Sounds

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Date

August 28, 2014

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 23, 2014 05:02 PM PDT

Description

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What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

calopteryx

Date

July 5, 2014 12:22 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus

Observer

maractwin

Date

August 29, 2014 02:45 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

August 25, 2014 04:01 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Red Soldier Beetle Rhagonycha fulva

Observer

elizamalcolm

Date

July 29, 2014 01:07 PM CDT

Description

these guys were just all over the Queen Anne's Lace, so cool

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

calopteryx

Date

June 15, 2014 02:11 PM EDT

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What

Pennsylvania Leatherwing Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus

Observer

rwp84

Date

August 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus

Observer

mperdicas

Date

August 25, 2014 03:48 PM EDT
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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.