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Common Red Soldier Beetle

Rhagonycha Fulva

Description:

Also known as the Bloodsucker Beetle. The common red soldier beetle will grow up to a centimetre. Nearly all their body is coloured red yellowish. Only the last bit of the elytra is black. The body is flat and elongated. The chitin armour is very soft, resulting in the German name of this species as Weichkäfer (meaning "soft beetle"). The black thread-like antennae are also relatively long. The equally long legs have an orange colour, which become notably darker only at the end.

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antondazomb
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antondazomb

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jul 14, 2013
Submitted on Jul 16, 2013

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