Orange-headed Soldier Beetle
S9, Male, Face
Orange-headed Soldier Beetle
S9, Male, posterior
Orange-headed Soldier Beetle (Chauliognathus granulatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Orange-headed Soldier Beetle (Chauliognathus granulatus)
This Photo:     S8, Female, posterior

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo on-line:
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 © 2023-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Mar-2023
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.