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Species Cantharis rufa

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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 Cantharis
Species rufa (Cantharis rufa)
Explanation of Names
Cantharis rufa Linnaeus 1758
Size
9-11 mm(1)
Range
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic(2), adventive in NA (e. Canada & ne. US: NF-ON to MA-NY)(1)
Habitat
fields, alvars, semi-open areas, maple forests, sometimes young conifer forests(1)
Season
May-Jul, peak in mid-Jun(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Cantharidae of Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States
Pelletier G., Hébert C. 2014. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 25.
2.Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 2. Homoptera and Heteroptera
Lehr, P. A., ed. 1988. Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House.