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:COL01438
ITIS TSN#:678587

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Henry Cowell Redwoods SP, Henry Cowell Redwoods SP, 101 North Big Trees Park Road, Felton
County:Santa Cruz County
ECI Site#:CASP111001
Park/Forest:Henry Cowell Redwoods SP

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
Scott Peden

REFERENCES
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#678587


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