Margined Leatherwing Soldier Beetle (Chauliognathus marginatus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Margined Leatherwing Soldier Beetle (Chauliognathus marginatus)

Soldier Beetles feed on pollen and nectar. Adult is also predatory, possibly taking eggs?
Larva is predatory, known to attack corn earworm and corn borer.

Learn: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CritterFiles/casefile/insects/beetles/soldier/soldier.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Marshpennywort (Hydrocotyle sp.)

My take: http://floridawildlifegardentails.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/pollinators-soldier-boy-oh-my-little-soldier-boy/

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