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Possible Soldier beetle

Observed: 27th May 2009 By: WeemanWeeman’s reputation in InvertebratesWeeman’s reputation in Invertebrates
Soldier beetle
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which a soldier beetle (Cantharis rustica) interacts


yorkie's picture

I'm no expert on beetles

I'm no expert on beetles having just started observing them last year, but what I photographed and i'd as Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva) had rust-red electra with broad black tips. These seem to be absent on the individual shown, which has greenish electra. Are there more 'soldier beetles, other than R. fulva?


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Soldier Beetles

I'm not sure on numbers without going to the books, but there are other soldier beetles. This one looks like it might be a Cantharis species.