Identify Soldier Beetles (Cantharidae)
seen at The Netherfield Lagoons

Discover more about these species such as habitat, a detailed description, their national distribution and the best time of year to see them (or visit the lagoons to try and find them!). Each species has photographs to help you in identification.

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Soldier Beetle
Cantharis cryptica

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Soldier Beetle
Cantharis decipiens

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Soldier Beetle
Cantharis figurata

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Soldier Beetle
Cantharis livida

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Black Soldier Beetle
Cantharis nigra

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Black-kneed Soldier Beetle
Cantharis nigricans

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Soldier Beetle
Cantharis pallida

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Soldier Beetle
Cantharis pellucida

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Rustic Soldier Beetle
Cantharis rustica

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Common Red Soldier Beetle
Rhagonycha fulva

All photography taken at the Netherfield Lagoons, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire