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Cantharis lateralis 2013-09-11

Observed: 11th September 2013 By: Rob LawrenceRob Lawrence’s reputation in InvertebratesRob Lawrence’s reputation in InvertebratesRob Lawrence’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

This looks pretty identical to Cantharis lateralis or Cratosilis denticollis but not sure if C. denticollis soldier beetle normally resides in the UK? Similar to Cantharis rustica.

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I think that Cratosilis

I think that Cratosilis denticollis probably has a black face as well as black head, as here: http://www.colpolon.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cratosilis%20denticollis.htm

Yours seems to have a lighter coloured face.

Sarah