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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Cantharis nigra - Soldier Beetle

                 Cantharis nigra Soldier Beetle

Cantharis Nigra 29638

Cantharis nigra Soldier Beetle Family Cantharidae


The black elytra (wing covers) are shiny and have a layer of very fine hairs. The pronotum can be all black or may have varying amounts of red.


Hay meadows, and damper grassland especially near to marsh and water.

Late May to late July

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