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Soldier Beetle

Family Cantharidae

Description:

Lovely little brown velvet larva, I spotted it in the water and pulled it out.

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4 Comments

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 6 years ago

Thanks again bayucca, looks like it is a soldier beetle, think I will have to settle for family. http://bugguide.net/node/view/248657/bgi...

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Now, then... OK, it could just be an unlucky beetle larva ;-)... Maybe you try to google: "beetle larva bugguide", then go to pictures. We might not be able to get the genus/species, but maybe the family, if WE are lucky...

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 6 years ago

I did not phrase my description well bayucca, it is definitely not an aquatic larva, it was just unfortunate enough to be in the water.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

At first sight it looks like a beetle larva, but the fact you found it IN the water is confusing. Water beetle larva look somehow different. Just a hint for further search.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_beet...

chesterbperry
Spotted by
chesterbperry

Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Nov 24, 2013
Submitted on Nov 25, 2013

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