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Pyrochroa coccinea Linnaeus, 1761 ♂

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Pyrochroa coccinea Linnaeus, 1761 ♂
Noms communs : Cardinal beetle [En], Pyrochre écarlate, Cardinal [Fr], Zwartkopvuurkever [Nl]

Meise ● Belgium

Description: The cardinal beetle, with approximately 20 mm long, has bright reddish-orange elytra and thorax, with a black head and legs and feathery antennae.

Biology: The cardinal beetle preys on other insects and is normally found on flowers and old tree-trunks at the edges of woodland. It is a strong flier.

Distribution: It is distributed in central and northern Europe. It flies from May to July.
It is the most common of the 3 European Pyrochroïdae - Pyrochroa coccinea, Pyrochroa serraticornis, Schizotus pectinicornis.



References :
Wikipedia/Cardinal beetle





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