Soldier Beetle
( Cantharinae )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Cantharinae
(Imhoff, 1856)
Common Name:Soldier Beetle
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Coleoptera
Suborder:Polyphaga
Family:Cantharidae
Subfamily:Cantharinae
Taxon Code:COL01538
ITIS TSN#:678587

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
ISMC Garden - Oakland, Melrose District, 5209 Congress Ave, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100101

RECOGNITION
Adult beetles are soft and somewhat flattened, with parallel sides, long legs and long, usually threadlike antennae. Many species colorful--aposematic. Lack light organs. Head typically protrudes (somewhat) from under pronotum--mostly visible from above, unlike in Lampyridae. Tarsal formula 5-5-5, with the fourth segment lobed. Larvae usually velvety.

BIOLOGY

HABITAT

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar

REFERENCES
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#678587


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