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Golden beetle

Observed: 26th May 2010 By: PeterThompson
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Description:

Just wandering around on various plants

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

size

Having an accurate measurement of the length is very helpful for identifying soldier beetles, and if you have any shots showing a side view that would also be useful. I'm pretty sure this is Cantharis nigricans though.

"Just wandering around on various plants" is a good description of the habitat preferences, or lack of them, for this omnivorous beetle!

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