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Soldier Beetle - Rhagonycha greeni

Soldier Beetle - Rhagonycha greeni
ZKO, Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
August 6, 2009
Size: 5 mm (approx.)
These were common on flowers in open woods today, or several visually similar species were common.

Rhagonycha greeni --det. G. Pelletier
Moved from Rhagonycha mollis.


Moved from Rhagonycha.

Rhagonycha mollis mollis Fall
This looks to me to be Rhagonycha mollis mollis Fall [= R. nigiceps (LeConte)]. It closely resembles Rhagonycha imbecillis (LeConte), however, in R. m. mollis the scutellum is pale whereas R. imbecillis the scutellum is dark. Similarly, if one examines the venter, the sterna are black in R. imbecillis whereas they are yellow in R. m. mollis.

Moved from Beetles.


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