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Athous haemorrhoidalis (Fabricius, 1801)

Athous haemorrhoidalis
  • Location: Cambridge, England; on rasberry.

  • Date: 20 May 2001

  • Size: About 11.5mm long (excluding antennae)

  • A click-beetle - uses a trick catch on its back as a self-righting mechanism

  • Larvae are "wireworms" and may damage potato crops, but also feed on rotting wood

  • Identification from Joy's Handbook: elytra slightly reddish, antenna all black
  • NBN Atlas

  • Larger scale image


Cantharis cryptica Ashe, 1947

Cantharis cryptica
  • Location: Cambridge, Gwydir Street; on umbellifer.

  • Date: 3 June 2001

  • Size: About 8.5mm long (excluding antennae)

  • This has been identified by an expert as C. cryptica rather than C. pallida on the basis of the visible black tip to the far hind femur.

  • NBN Atlas


Cantharis nigricans (O.F.Müller, 1776)

Cantharis nigricans
  • Location: Cambridge, Byron's Pool TL438548.

  • Date: 26 May 2015

  • The dark mark on the pronotum may be absent leaving the entire pronotum brown to orange.

  • The black on the orange hind legs extends above the 'knee'.

  • NBN Atlas


Cantharis pellucida Fabricius, 1792

Cantharis pellucida Cantharis pellucida
  • Location: Cambridge, Byron's Pool TL437548.

  • Date: 26 May 2015

  • Unmarked red thorax and black elytra, with a red face.

  • NBN Atlas


Cantharis rustica Fallén, 1807

Cantharis rustica
  • Location: Cambridge, Gwydir Street.

  • Date: 3 Jun 2002

  • Size: Larger than the other species in the genus, about 13mm long

  • NBN Atlas


Rhagonycha fulva (Scopoli, 1763)

Rhagonycha fulva
  • Location: Cambridge, Gwydir Street.

  • Date: 9 July 2015

  • Size: About 9mm long (excluding antennae) - other specimens larger

  • Darker elytral tips are distinctive.

  • NBN Atlas


Rhagonycha limbata C.G.Thomson, 1864

Rhagonycha limbata
  • Location: Cambridge, Coldhams Common, TL474584.

  • Date: 25 May 2015

  • Small (5 to 6 mm) brown beetle with a black head, black thighs and a large black mark on the pronotum.

  • NBN Atlas


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