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Soldier Beetle - Atalantycha bilineata

Soldier Beetle - Atalantycha bilineata
DuPage County, Illinois, USA
May 5, 2004
Is this Cantharis rustica? I cannot find any Cantharis images that have two spots on the pronotum. These beetles are abundant here in the Midwest.
Thanks for any help.

Ancistronycha bilineata perhaps
Looks like Two-lined Leather-wing--Ancistronycha bilineata. Genus used to be Cantharis.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

Thanks, Patrick.
Thanks, Patrick.

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