Cantharis rufa

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Cantharis rufa
Roter Fliegenkäfer (Cantharis rufa) (9528168685).jpg
Cantharis rufa Germany
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C. rufa
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Cantharis rufa

Cantharis rufa is a species of soldier beetle and is coloured orange and black. This beetle is common in large parts of Europe and is 10mm to 15mm in length. It lives in bushes, edges of forests and meadows. They hunt for small insects. [2][3]

It is often mixed up with the beetle named Cantharis fusca.

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  1. Linnaeus C. (1758). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio Decima, Reformata. Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm
  2. Fauna Europaea
  3. Norman H. Joy, , 1932 A Practical Handbook of British Beetles