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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Pacificanthia consors

Pacificanthia consors Soldier Beetle - Pacificanthia consors Brown Leatherwing Beetle - Pacificanthia consors Beetle - Pacificanthia consors Soldier Beetle? - Pacificanthia consors Overun by orange beetles - Pacificanthia consors Red Longhorn? Beetle - Pacificanthia consors Soldier Beetle - Pacificanthia consors
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 Pacificanthia
Species consors (Pacificanthia consors)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cantharis consors
Explanation of Names
Pacificanthia consors (LeConte 1851)
12-20 mm(1)
BC to Baja(2)
Late spring to early summer(1)
common at lights in late spring & early summer; emits musty odor(1)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Beetles of California
Arthur V. Evans and James N. Hogue. 2006. University of California Press.
2.National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders & Related Species of North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2007. Sterling.