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Species Rhaxonycha carolina - Carolina Cantharid

Soldier Beetle - Rhaxonycha carolina Firefly? - Rhaxonycha carolina Rhaxonycha carolina? - Rhaxonycha carolina Rhaxonycha carolina beetle - Rhaxonycha carolina 3013184 Cantharid - Rhaxonycha carolina Cantharidae - Soldier Beetles Rhaxonycha carolina - Carolina Cantharid - Rhaxonycha carolina Rhaxonycha carolina (?) - Rhaxonycha carolina
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 Rhaxonycha
Species carolina (Carolina Cantharid)
Explanation of Names
Rhaxonycha carolina (Fabricius 1801)
Size
9-13 mm(1)
Range
e NA (NB-ON-MN to FL-TX)(1)
Food
Adults prey on aphids, plant bugs, and other small foliage-visiting insects, as well as pollen and nectar(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.The Cantharidae of Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States
Pelletier G., Hébert C. 2014. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 25.