JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Soldier Beetle (Atalantycha neglecta) I&#039;m not 100 percent on this ID, but I know I&#039;m pretty close. Definitely a soldier beetle (I actually mistook it for a firefly at first DOH)!<br />
<br />
And, yep, I know I could have used more lighting here. I grabbed a hasty shot when I got home yesterday, and I&#039;m glad I at least got this one (it flew off soon after). On my front porch. Atalantycha neglecta,Geotagged,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Soldier Beetle (Atalantycha neglecta)

I'm not 100 percent on this ID, but I know I'm pretty close. Definitely a soldier beetle (I actually mistook it for a firefly at first DOH)!

And, yep, I know I could have used more lighting here. I grabbed a hasty shot when I got home yesterday, and I'm glad I at least got this one (it flew off soon after). On my front porch.

    comments (2)

  1. The shot is fine, Lisa, excellent species intro! Posted 4 months ago
  2. Great find! Posted 4 months ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

''Atalantycha neglecta'' is a species of soldier beetle in the family Cantharidae. It is found in North America.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
View Lisa Kimmerling's profile

By Lisa Kimmerling

All rights reserved
Uploaded Apr 28, 2019. Captured Apr 27, 2019 02:21 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/197s
  • ISO640
  • 100mm