Soldier Beetle

Subject: Household beetle in Cleveland
Location: Cleveland, OH
June 2, 2014 8:24 pm
We have found several of these guys crawling in one end of our house over the past couple of weeks. Some of them will fly. They look like longhorn beetles but I’ve never seen one in person. Am I correct?
Signature: Phil

Soldier Beetle
Soldier Beetle

Dear Phil,
This is some species of Soldier Beetle, perhaps
Cantharis livida pictured on BugGuide, or Cantharis rufa, also pictured on BugGuide, or a closely related species.

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