Subject: Weird Bug
Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom
May 30, 2015 3:33 am
I found this weird bug in my tent at about 9:00 AM in the morning.
It looks like a soldier beetle, but doesn’t match all it’s features.
Is it possible to breed/raise them?
I run a bug zoo, and I raise woodlice, caterpillars, house spiders, maggots, snails, crickets, etc, so this will be a good addition to it.
Sorry about the blurry pix – I was trying to use a USB Microscope on it!
We agree this looks like a Soldier Beetle. A recent posting was identified as Cantharis rustica. We have no information on raising them in captivity.