Insects and Spiders - native

Soldier beetles (Family Cantharidae) on May 22, 2024

Originally reported as unknown

Submitter does not have a specimen

Description of specimen

I found a handsome trig on a leaf of the blackberry bushes at the turn off from 126 to highbanks rd in Springfield Oregon.


Thank you for your report! That's not a trig, it's a soldier beetle (family Cantharidae) in the genus Podabrus.

Thanks for being on the lookout!

Tom Valente
May 24, 2024, 5:57 a.m.