Cantharis livida Linnaeus, 1758

A Soldier Beetle

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Non-chordate Invertebrate

Sublevel 2: Invertebrate with bilateral symmetry

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Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Coleoptera

Family: Cantharidae

Genus: Cantharis

Species: Cantharis livida

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Introduced

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

Rarity Designations: None

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

ASSOCIATED SPECIES

NOTES

A European species that is adventive in our area (Arnett et al., 2002).

REFERENCES

Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P.E. Skelley, and J.H. Frank (eds.). 2002. Volume 2. American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press: New York.

PHOTOS OF Cantharis livida

PHOTOS OF SPECIES ASSOCIATIONS