Goldenrod soldier beetle

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Goldenrod soldier beetle
Goldenrod Soldier Beetle, Ottawa.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cantharidae
Genus: Chauliognathus
Species: C. pensylvanicus
Binomial name
Chauliognathus pensylvanicus
(DeGeer, 1774)

Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus

The goldenrod soldier beetle[1] or Pennsylvania leatherwing[2] (Chauliognathus pensylvanicus) is a species of soldier beetle (Cantharidae). The specific epithet pensylvanicus is Latin for "of Pennsylvania". "The spelling with one n was in common use at the time (de Geer says in the description that the specimen was sent to him from 'Pensylvanie'), so the species name based on it can't be corrected under the rules governing scientific names."[1] The species is native to North America.


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