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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A review of the classification of Cantharoidea (Coleoptera), with the definition of two new families, Cneoglossidae and Omethidae.
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.