soldier beetle

soldier beetle
noun
: any of various usually brightly colored and soft-bodied beetles of the family Cantharidae (as Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus) that frequent fruit and flowers and include several valuable predators on other insects

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  • Soldier beetle — Soldier Sol dier, n. [OE. souldier, soudiour, souder, OF. soldier, soldoier, soldeier, sodoier, soudoier, soudier, fr. L. solidus a piece of money (hence applied to the pay of a soldier), fr. solidus solid. See {Solid}, and cf. {Sold}, n.] 1. One …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soldier beetle — Soldier beetles Chauliognathus lugubris Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • soldier beetle — ▪ insect       any member of the approximately 3,500 species of the widely distributed insect family Cantharidae (order Coleoptera). These slender, soft bodied beetles are brown or black and trimmed like a soldier s uniform with red, yellow, or… …   Universalium

  • soldier beetle — noun an elongated flying beetle with soft downy wing cases. [Family Cantharidae.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • soldier beetle — noun Any of several beetles, of the family Cantharidae, that are predators of aphids and other insects …   Wiktionary

  • soldier beetle — /ˈsoʊldʒə bitl/ (say sohljuh beetl) noun any of various elongated, soft bodied, brightly coloured beetles of the family Cantharidae, as Cantharis lugubris, whose larvae prey upon the larvae of codling moths …  

  • Common red soldier beetle — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Goldenrod soldier beetle — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • List of soldier beetle (Cantharidae) species recorded in Britain — The following is a list of soldier beetle (family Cantharidae) species recorded in Britain. For other beetles, see List of beetle species recorded in Britain.* Podabrus alpinus * Ancistronycha abdominalis * Cantharis cryptica * Cantharis… …   Wikipedia

  • Soldier — Sol dier, n. [OE. souldier, soudiour, souder, OF. soldier, soldoier, soldeier, sodoier, soudoier, soudier, fr. L. solidus a piece of money (hence applied to the pay of a soldier), fr. solidus solid. See {Solid}, and cf. {Sold}, n.] 1. One who is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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