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Soldier Beetle

Rhagonycha sp.


Small, elongated beetle with black elytra, red and black protonum and a black head. Legs are green with black femora above the "knees". Found feeding (?) at a spittlebug nest.


Temperate forest. Rockwood Park, Virginia.


I need to take some time to ID. Just getting it up here. :-)

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ForestDragon 4 years ago

Thank you for the ID suggestion FredLuizRomeiro! My beetle does seem to have some slight differences from the one you suggested, but they are similar. The hunt shall continue.

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 14, 2015
Submitted on Feb 17, 2016

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