Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae)

Soldier Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia (Animals) Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods) Subphylum: Hexapoda (Hexapods) Class: Insecta (Insects) Order: Coleoptera (Beetles) Suborder: Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles) Superfamily: Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles) Family: Cantharidae (Soldier Beetles) The Soldier beetles (scientifically named Cantharidae) are comparatively straight-sided and soft-bodied. They are distributed internationally. The color … Read more