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Cantharis 3140

Observed: 18th May 2008 By: Wildlife Ranger
Freshwater Environment & Ecology Trust
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Description:

Red Head grey body see also http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/39598?nav=related
Could be most likely C pellucida or C nigricans

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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soldier beetles

As well as the excellent key linked above by Wildlife Ranger, see the introductory field key and other information on Mark Telfer's website:
http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/cantharidae/

and the guide to C. pellucida and C. nigricans from the Watford Coleoptera Group:
http://www.thewcg.org.uk/idaids/cnigricanspellucida.htm

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