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Soldier beetle - Cantharis lecontei

Soldier beetle - Cantharis lecontei
Chantilly, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
May 3, 2009
Size: ~ 8 mm
Found on a flowering tree. My best guess is Prodabrus. (Spelling corrected.)

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Soldier beetle - Cantharis lecontei Soldier beetle - Cantharis lecontei

C. lecontei Fall 1936, i suppose
keys out snugly on D&A

Moved from Cantharis.

 
Wow!
Thank you so much!

not P.; must be a Cantharis
you misspelled the name in such a fancy and elegant way that i honestly thought it to be a valid name of a derived taxon :)))))))

 
LOL!
I thought that was the correct spelling...

Thanks, v !

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