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  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 花螢科
  • Scientific Names
    • Cantharidae
  • English
    • Soldier Beetles

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Recent observations

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What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

krosenthal

Date

June 14, 2013 03:11 PM EDT

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What

Common Red Soldier Beetle Rhagonycha fulva

Observer

martingrimm

Date

June 29, 2016 10:45 AM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

keimwj

Date

June 28, 2016 11:00 AM EDT

Description

28 Jun 2016.
Peace Valley Park, Bucks Co, PA.
Found on Penstemon digitalis at the border of a meadow and woods.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

June 26, 2016 10:15 AM PDT

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Observer

kschnei

Date

June 27, 2016

Description

Beat from a conifer - also posted to BG here:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1247830

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Square

Date

June 28, 2016

Place

berwyn, il (Google, OSM)

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Square

Observer

martingrimm

Date

June 28, 2016 11:37 AM CEST

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Square

Observer

annemirdl

Date

June 24, 2016

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Observer

larrymaster1

Date

June 17, 2016 11:50 PM ADT

Photos / Sounds

What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

jgingold

Date

June 28, 2016 03:52 PM EDT

Description

On yarrow aim meadow under power lines at Watkins Regional Park

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What

Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

Observer

rangerleah

Date

June 21, 2016 02:09 PM AKDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Margined Leatherwing Chauliognathus marginatus

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

June 13, 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.

No range data available.
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