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Recent observations

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

pbedell

Date

September 21, 2014

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Observer

james5

Date

September 14, 2014

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No photos or sounds

What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

svarner

Date

the past

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No photos or sounds

What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

dtm112

Date

September 18, 2014 10:36 AM EDT

Description

On a golden flower next to the softball field

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

kueda

Date

September 19, 2014 05:35 PM EDT

Description

I've been seeing this beetle every, very often on goldenrod as the name suggests, but on all sorts of other flowers too.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

muir

Date

September 18, 2014 02:33 PM EDT

Description

On goldenrod.

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Observer

mcduck

Date

April 16, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

6mm long. Came to black light trap. (live oak/chaparral habitat). Genus ID by v belov @ BugGuide.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mcduck

Date

April 20, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~15mm length. Came to black light (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by v belov @ BugGuide.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

gbentall

Date

September 3, 2014 02:34 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

annikaml

Date

September 2, 2013 09:40 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

cmstinson

Date

September 13, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

treichard

Date

September 7, 2014 12:38 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.