Soldier Beetle perched on a green plant leaf.
Because they tend to help pollinate flowers and can eat insect pests, leatherwing beetles are beneficial insects.
Goldenrod Soldier Beetle - Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus on a flower petal. These insects are desired by gardeners because they prey on aphids, caterpillars, grasshopper eggs and other garden pests.
Soldier beetles are beneficial insects as they help pollinate flowers and get rid of insect pests.
Adult soldier beetles have elongated bodies with straight sides.
A soldier beetle is a type of beetle that secretes a toxic defensive chemical.