Friday Beetle Blogging: Podabrus soldier beetle

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A Podabrus soldier beetle hides away in the leafy folds of an understory plant in an eastern deciduous forest.  Soldier beetles (family Cantharidae) are predators of other arthropods.

photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 50D
ISO 100, 1/250 sec, f13, flash diffused through tracing paper

3 thoughts on “Friday Beetle Blogging: Podabrus soldier beetle”

    1. Are they good for the garden? I can’t find more info – but have a huge amount of them flying around my pines and ornamental plum trees.

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