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beetle/bug - Atalantycha neglecta

beetle/bug - Atalantycha neglecta
Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA
June 6, 2009
Size: ~1/2 in.
I thought it was a firefly, but I realized the body shape was slightly different and the color was a whitish pink, different than the diurnal fireflies that are around here.

Moved from Carolina Cantharid.

Rhaxonycha carolinus
not firefly, but next of kin

but do you know what the common name would be?

none, i guess
but, frankly, i pay no attention to common names at all

well anyway i looked it up and it comes up with soldier beetle.

'soldier beetle' not the name of this species, but applies to any species of this family

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