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Observed: 28th April 2011 By: sian.rowlandsian.rowland’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Red/black beetle found when weeding a raised bed. Red thorax and underside of abdomen, also predominantly red legs. Approximately 1-1.5cm in length.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cantharis rustica interacts


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Sorry, I don't know why my revision appeared twice. It will make me feel twice as foolish if I'm wrong!

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Cantharis rustica -

Doesn't always have the black spot, I discover. That doesn't mean I'm 100% sure of the identification, though!