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Soldier beetles

Cantharis livida

Description:

Soldier beetles (probably C. livida) mating

Habitat:

Garden

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2 Comments

Hannah Davis
Hannah Davis 5 years ago

Thanks :)

MichaelGeiser
MichaelGeiser 5 years ago

Yes, definitely Cantharis livida. The black patch on the head above/behind the eyes is characteristic for this species. If the entire head behind the eyes was black, it would be Cantharis pellucida. Without any black on the head, it could be another species (for example Ancistronycha violacea).

Hannah Davis
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Hannah Davis

Berlin, Germany

Spotted on Jun 26, 2015
Submitted on Jun 26, 2015

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