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A longhorn beetle?
April 23, 2010
Hello. This cute little guy flew into my house at night. The “fern” like legs are very attractive. it’s about half an inch long with fuzzy brownish grey wings, and a red head. I wonder if it’s a type of longhorn beetle? thanks in advance for your help!
Katie
CA

Brown Leatherwing

Hi Katie,
We have been seeing these Brown Leatherwings, Pacificanthia consors, formerly Cantharis consors, on our own front porch windows where they are attracted to the porch light.  Though the antennae of the Brown Leatherwing are long, they are not Longhorned Beetles, but rather, Soldier Beetles in the family Cantharidae.

Brown Leatherwing

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