Classification Coleoptera Family: Cantharidae
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Length 6 or 7 mm
Phenology May to late July.
IdentificationA small, thin beetle with dark forebody and scutellum, Elytra - pale golden; strongly granulate and legs.pale gold coloured
Rhagonycha. limbata. A Black head, all black pronotum and scutellum eliminates the similar R. limbata. All pale legs.
Habitat Mainly in tree areas - arboreal, but likely to be found in woodland borders, parkland and wasteland, also be found on umbelliferous flowers such as Hogweed in warmer weather.