« Another Soldier Beetle | Main | Nipplewort »

Soldier Beetle

Soldier beetle Cantharis rustica (Coleoptera: Cantharidae).  According to Michael Chinery (Complete British Insects, Collins, 2005) the reddish femurs and the black spot on the upper surface of the thorax are what distinguish this species  from several similar soldier beetles.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2007-05-19.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.