Synonyms for cantharidae or Related words with cantharidae
Examples of "cantharidae"
Rhagonycha is a genus of soldier beetle belonging to the family
Cratosilis is a genus of soldier beetle belonging to the family
Cantharis obscura is a species of beetle belonging to the family
Rhagonycha nigriceps is a species of soldier beetles belonging to the family
, subfamily Cantharinae.
Cratosilis laeta is a species of soldier beetle belonging to the family
Cordylocera is a genus of soldier beetles (insects in the family
Cantharis livida is a species of soldier beetle belonging to the genus "Cantharis" family
Metacantharis is a genus of soldier beetle belonging to the family
Metacantharis clypeata is a species of soldier beetle belonging to the family
Cordylocera elegans is a species of soldier beetles (insects in the family
Cratosilis denticollis is a species of soldier beetle belonging to the family
"L. vesicatoria" is sometimes called "Cantharis vesicatoria", although the genus "Cantharis" is in an unrelated family,
, the soldier beetles.
Cantharis is a large genus of soldier beetles in the family
with narrow and soft elytra.
The common red soldier beetle ("Rhagonycha fulva"), also misleadingly known as the bloodsucker beetle, is a species of soldier beetle (
The following is a list of soldier beetle (family
) species recorded in Great Britain. For other beetles, see List of beetle species recorded in Britain.
"Denticollis linearis" is quite similar to a
species, but it can be distinguished from a soldier beetle by the two basal angles very protruding on pronotum and the deep longitudinal rows of pits.
The soldier beetles (
) are relatively soft-bodied, straight-sided beetles. They are cosmopolitan in distribution. One of the first described species has a color pattern reminiscent of the red coats of early British soldiers, hence the common name. They are also known commonly as leatherwings because of their soft elytra.
Historically, these beetles were placed in a superfamily "Cantharoidea", which has been subsumed by the superfamily Elateroidea; the name is still sometimes used as a rankless grouping, including the families
, Drilidae, Lampyridae, Lycidae, Omalisidae, Omethidae, Phengodidae (which includes Telegeusidae), and Rhagophthalmidae.
The plague soldier beetle or green soldier beetle ("Chauliognathus lugubris") is a species of soldier beetle (
) native to Australia. It has a flattened body to long with a prominent yellow-orange stripe behind the black prothorax. The abdomen is yellow-orange but is mostly obscured by the metallic olive green elytra. The beetles often form large mating swarms.
Flowers produce both nectar and copious amounts of pollen which attract many insect visitors. They may be most commonly pollinated by hoverflies (Syrphidae). In Canada, beetles (
, Nitidulidae, Coccinellidae, Chrysomelidae, Cerambycidae), thrips (Thripidae), bugs (Miridae), butterflies (Pieridae), sawflies (Tenthredinidae), bees (Apidae, Halictidae, Andrenidae), ants (Formicidae) and flies (Sepsidae, Sciomyzidae, Ephydridae, Syrphidae, Anthomyiidae, Tachinidae and Muscidae) have been observed to visit the leaves or flowers, many of which were found carrying "Caltha" pollen.
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