Beetle - Soldier - Cantharis Pellucida
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 23rd May 2017 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Beetle - Soldier - Cantharis Pellucida.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Cantharis pellucida.
Coleoptera.
Cantharidae.
Habitat
Elytra
:
Food:
Seen:
Larvae:
Hedgerows and meadows
Black or Grey.
Nectar and pollen as well as predating other small insects.
May - July.
The larvae are like velvety caterpillars and they feed on the ground, hunting snails and other small creatures.