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Solider Beetle, Maybe Cantharis - Podabrus rugosulus

Solider Beetle, Maybe Cantharis - Podabrus rugosulus
Upshur County, West Virginia, USA
Seems to be a Soldier Beetle, although there are a couple of other families that look similar. Among the Soliders, genus Cantharis looks most promsising. What do you think?

Okay, Let me take a stab at it!
Working some more with Dillon and Dillon, I find a drawing of Podabrus rugosulus, a Soldier Beetle. The text mentions that the sides of the pronotum as well as the front of the head are yellowish. Looks like a match to me.

--Stephen

Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV
www.stephencresswell.com

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