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Spotting

Description:

Beetle with red head and abdomen, long black wing case. This one had reddish-black legs.

Habitat:

Valley forest on a blackberry flower.

1 Comment

C. Hedstrom
C. Hedstrom 7 years ago

That's a beetle in the family Cantharidae, soldier beetles. They are beneficial insects to have around, as they are predators of garden pests.

CharleneBurgess
Spotted by
CharleneBurgess

Albany, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Jun 7, 2013
Submitted on Aug 2, 2013

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