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:COL01991
ITIS/TSN:678587

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Tilden Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CAEB550000
Open Space Location:Tilden Regional Park

RECOGNITION
Description
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

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
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