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Common red soldier beetle - Rhagonycha fulva - on leaf
Common red soldier beetle - Rhagonycha fulva - on leaf


Common red soldier beetle
The common red soldier beetle (Rhagonycha fulva) belongs to the family of soldier beetles. He comes in Europe and Asia.
Common red soldier beetle in a threesome
Common red soldier beetle in a threesome
Common red soldier beetles are 7 mm to 10 mm long. They are yellow-reddish colored on the whole body, with only the rear deck wing tips dark. The Common red soldier beetles have long probe, of which the first two limbs are reddish, the remaining are brown coloured. The legs are orange, the feet are dark.
Common red soldier beetle cleaning its wings
Common red soldier beetle cleaning its wings
Common red soldier beetles live in forests, fields, meadows and gardens. They are to find (often in groups) on flowers or leaves. They are active by day and feed on insects, young plants extensions or pollen.
Common red soldier beetle  - Rhagonycha fulva - mating
Common red soldier beetle - Rhagonycha fulva - mating
The larvae are looking stretched long, often soft and velvety dark colored. They feed on small insects and snails and live on the ground.
Rhagonycha fulva - view from beneath
Rhagonycha fulva - view from beneath
Rhagonycha fulva - front view
Rhagonycha fulva - front view


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1. Common red soldier beetle - Rhagonycha fulva - on leaf
2. Common red soldier beetle in a threesome
3. Common red soldier beetle cleaning its wings
4. Common red soldier beetle - Rhagonycha fulva - mating
5. Rhagonycha fulva - view from beneath
6. Common red soldier beetle with his head in a thistle´s blossom
7. Rhagonycha fulva - front view
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