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Cantharis obscura - Beetle
Cantharis obscura - Beetle


Cantharis obscura
Cantharis obscura
Cantharis obscura - abdomen
Cantharis obscura - abdomen
Cantharis obscura on a leaf
Cantharis obscura on a leaf
Cantharis obscura - Head
Cantharis obscura - Head

Cantharis (Cantharis) obscura
German namesEichenweichkäfer, Dunkler Weichkäfer, Dunkler Fliegenkäfer
Finnish namesTummasylkikuoriainen
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain)), Germany (West Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)), Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia))), West Europe (Austria, France, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)), South Europe (Italy (North Italy, South Italy)), Central Europe (Poland, Czech Republic (Moravia, Bohemia), Slovakia), Southeast Europe (Greece)
Russia


Ecozones: Palaearctic

CountriesAustria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, United Kingdom
Links and ReferencesCantharis obscura in faunaeur.org
Cantharis obscura in dyntaxa.se
Cantharis obscura in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Cantharis obscura - Beetle
2. Cantharis obscura
3. Cantharis obscura - abdomen
4. Cantharis obscura on a leaf
5. Cantharis obscura - Head
Quick search: Cantharis - Beetle - Leaf - Head - Abdomen
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderColeoptera
Beetles, Coleopterans
SuborderPolyphaga
Polyphags
InfraorderElateriformia
SuperfamilyElateroidea
Click Beetles, Firefly Beetles, Soldier Beetles, Skipjack Beetles
FamilyCantharidae
Leatherwings, Soldier beetles, Sailor beetles, Cantharids
SubfamilyCantharinae
TribeCantharini
GenusCantharis
SubgenusCantharis
Speciesobscura
Cantharis obscura
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Cantharis baudii
Cantharis bicolor
Cantharis kaszabi
Thelephorus obscurus
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Keywords
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German Flag Dunkler Fliegenkäfer
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