Soldier beetle

Soldier beetle

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Credit: DR. JOHN BRACKENBURY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Soldier beetle. High-speed photograph of a soldier beetle (Cantharis sp.) in flight. The beetle has just taken off from a flower and its wing cases (elytra) are raised above the wings. The cases are used to protect the beetle's fragile wings when they are not in use. Soldier beetles are predatory insects, native to Britain and much of Europe. They wait by flowers for other insects coming to feed on nectar and pollen.

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Keywords: animal, beetle, biological, biology, british, cantharis sp., elytra, entomology, european, fauna, flower, flying, high-speed photography, in flight, insect, insectivore, insectivorous, invertebrate, invertebrates, leatherwing, nature, plant, predator, predatory, soldier beetle, taking off, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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