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Common red soldier beetle (Rode Weekschild in Dutch) in “de Rietputten” (near het Volksbos).

Vlaardingen (Netherlands) – July 2011

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Common red soldier beetle on a leaf


This Common red soldier beetle (Rode Weekschild in Dutch) in the summer months often found in large numbers in various types of plants.

Vlaardingen (Netherlands) – July 2011

Common red soldier beetle on a leaf

Common red soldier beetle


The common red soldier beetle will grow up to a centimetre. Nearly all their body is coloured red yellowish. Only the last bit of the elytra is black. These beetles are active during the daylight hours, when they will hunt mostly for small insects on top of flowers.

Vlaardingen (Netherlands) – July 2011

Common red soldier beetle

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