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Species Cantharis livida

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Cantharidae (Soldier Beetles)
Subfamily Cantharinae
Tribe Cantharini
Genus Cantharis
Species livida (Cantharis livida)
Explanation of Names
Author: Linnaeus 1758
Habitat
hedge rows, meadows
Food
Larvae: snails, earthworms; Adult: insects
Remarks
native to Europe