Soldier Beetle
Female, profile
Ellura
Soldier Beetle
Female, profile
 
    
Soldier Beetle (Chauliognathus sp ES2)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Beetle (Coleoptera)
Family: Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae)
Species: Soldier Beetle (Chauliognathus sp ES2)
This Photo:     Female, back

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Notice the differences between the 2 species.
This one has broken black bands around the abdomen, the black marking on the back of the shield is quite different and it has orange legs (not black). This one also has orange head, not black.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Mar-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species