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Sailor Beetle - [Cantharis Rustica]

Observed: 25th May 2013 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebrates
25.05.2013 Sailor Beetle - [Cantharis Rustica] (1)
25.05.2013 Sailor Beetle - [Cantharis Rustica]
Description:

I have seen it called the 'Sailor Beetle' anyone know why? This one just flew in and didn't have much time for a decent shot.

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Species with which Sailor Beetle (Cantharis rustica) interacts

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I think the dark winged

I think the dark winged Cantharid beetles are known as Sailor Beetles because soldiers wore red coats but sailors wore dark ones.