soldier beetle


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

soldier beetle

n
(Animals) a yellowish-red cantharid beetle, Rhagonycha fulva, having a somewhat elongated body
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Orange Otter Another famous pattern from the Rev Powell, created to imitate the soldier beetle in 1934.
The most frequently documented predator in the study, larval Chauliognathus sp.--commonly known as the "soldier beetle" or "leatherwing"--had not been previously reported as a CPB egg predator.
Quaintance & Jenne (1912) list ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and a soldier beetle, Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (De Geer) (Coleoptera: Cantharidae), as important predators of larval plum curculio.
One of the cues used to recognize courtship behavior was rhythmic repetition (see Materials and Methods); thus, nonrhythmic courtship movements would have gone uncounted (e.g., intermittent, isolated abdominal movements of one Chauliognathus soldier beetle were not counted, although similar movements that were highly rhythmic and sustained in two other species were counted).