Soldier Beetle
Male profile
Soldier Beetle
Female, back
Soldier Beetle (Chauliognathus sp ES02)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae)
Species: Soldier Beetle (Chauliognathus sp ES02)
This Photo:     Female, profile

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
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 © 2014-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Mar-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.