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Soldier beetle, Cantharidae
13-APR-2008 Flo Hendry

Soldier beetle, Cantharidae

Walnut Creek, CA

Soldier beetle
Family: Cantharidae
Podabrus spp. response to photo sent in.
"This little one is a soldier beetle, probably in the genus Podabrus. They are non-toxic, unlike the blister beetles they resemble, and are known to prey on aphids." response to photo sent in.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
1/100s f/4.0 at 7.5mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Jane01-May-2008 01:12
Super shot!
Laura Milholland23-Apr-2008 05:54
I do love this one!
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