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Soldier-beetle

Observed: 2nd June 2013 By: Valerie Harrison
West Galloway Scottish Ornithologists' Club
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common-red-soldier-beetle
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Ron Elliott's picture

Common Name

I remember in Recorder 3 this was given the common name of "Hogweed Bonking Beetle"

Valerie Harrison's picture

Hogweed Bonking Beetle

I shall remember that one and will call them that from now on! I was tempted to click on the "Report content as inappropriate" link though! ;-)

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Martin Harvey's picture

Cantharis cryptica/pallida

The differences between these two species are explained on the Watford Coleoptera Group site:
http://www.thewcg.org.uk/idaids/ccrypticapallida.htm

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