Soldier Beetle Animal Pictures

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Soldier Beetle perched on a green plant leaf.

Soldier Beetle
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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.

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle
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Soldier beetles are beneficial insects as they help pollinate flowers and get rid of insect pests.

Red Soldier Beetle

Red Soldier Beetle
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Adult soldier beetles have elongated bodies with straight sides.

soldier beetle

Types of beetles - soldier beetle
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A soldier beetle is a type of beetle that secretes a toxic defensive chemical.