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Soldier Beetle?

Observed: 26th May 2010 By: allison_reid99allison_reid99’s reputation in Invertebratesallison_reid99’s reputation in Invertebratesallison_reid99’s reputation in Invertebratesallison_reid99’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Found on long grass. 2.5cm long roughly. Downy hairs covering all parts of visible body. Fat, jointed, red/black legs with considerable red nearest body. Red thorax, with black mark in centre.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Canthris rustica
    Confidence: It might be this.
    ID agreements (): 4 People
    • donna_mcdonna_mc’s reputation in Invertebratesdonna_mc’s reputation in Invertebrates
    • Martin Harvey
      Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
      Invertebrates expert
    • Rob ColemanInvertebrates expert
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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I think this is C. rustica,

I think this is C. rustica, although C. nigricans is similar

Rob Coleman