Dave Kennard

Dave Kennard

Posted on 05/19/2010


Photo taken on July 22, 2009


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Animals
Common red soldier beetle
Biota
Cantharidae
Rhagonycha
Insecta
Eukaryota
Arthropoda
Coleoptera
Rhagonycha fulva
Arthropods
Beetles
Vitae
Animalia
Insects
Life
Soldier beetles


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Rhagonycha fulva (Common red soldier beetle)

Rhagonycha fulva (Common red soldier beetle)
The common red soldier beetle has a reddish-orange body with orange wingcases with black tips. They feed on nectar, pollen, and other insects.

They can often be seen mating on umbellifer flowers, earning them the nickname 'hogweed bonking beetle'.

Larger version on my website: Rhagonycha fulva (Common red soldier beetle)

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©UdoSm
©UdoSm
Oh, that's a remarkable macro with clearly shown feeding tools of the beetle. Greetings Udo
4 years ago.
Dave Kennard
Dave Kennard
Thanks Udo!
4 years ago.