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Cardinal beetle

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The name cardinal beetle typically refers to three different species of beetles. The red-headed or 'common' cardinal beetle (Pyrochroa serraticornis) is a red to orange beetle with, as the name suggests, a red head. It is about 20 millimetres (0.79 in) long, and is found throughout Britain. The rarer black-headed cardinal beetle (P. coccinea), similarly found at sites across Britain, is larger and a deeper blood red.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Jan 20, 2018. Captured Apr 23, 2016 12:35.
  • SZ-14
  • f/6.9
  • 10/1000s
  • ISO200
  • 86.4mm