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Soldier Beetle (C rustica)

Less common than the abundant soldier beetle, Rhagonicha fulva, Cantharis rustica is still a common beetle found on flower heads of umbelifers and thistles in July and August.


Common Name Soldier Beetle (C rustica)
Scientific Name Cantharis rustica
Species Group Soldier Cardinal and Click beetles
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Soldier Cardinal and Click beetles