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Tribe Podabrini

Soldier Beetle? - Podabrus modestus Podabrus pruinosus [?] breeding - Podabrus pruinosus - male - female Cantharid - Podabrus planulus Soldier Beetle - Dichelotarsus puncticollis Narrow blackish beetle with red face and pale tibia and tarsi - Dichelotarsus Soldier Beetle - Podabrus tricostatus Mosier Beetle - Podabrus pruinosus Which Podabrus?  - Podabrus frater
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 Podabrini
Explanation of Names
Podabrini Gistel 1856
>100 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1)
holarctic, widespread in NA(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.