Rhagonycha fulva Common Red Soldier Beetle

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Classification Coleoptera Family: Cantharidae

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Phenology The adults are seen in July and August.

Identification A very common unqiquitous Soldier beetle having a red-orange body with a black tip.

Life Cycle A predatory cantharid feeding on other insects but also visit flowers where they will eat nectar and pollen.

Habitat Umbelifer flowers, such as Hogweed and Cow Parsley.

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