soldier beetle

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soldier beetle

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(Animals) a yellowish-red cantharid beetle, Rhagonycha fulva, having a somewhat elongated body
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With the development of large and projecting front coxae, the prosternal process may be very much narrowed to become carinate, as in Chrysomelidae-Galerucinae, or even disappear altogether, as in many Cantharoidea.
Archostemata, Adephaga, and Polyphaga thru superfamily Cantharoidea.