UK Species of Soldier Beetle

The UK has representativews of three subfamilies:

Cantharinae - The majority of our large, colourful species

  • Cantharis
  • Rhagonycha
  • Podabrus
  • Ancistronycha

Silinae - One species, recognisable by an unusual pronotal shape in males

  • Silis

Malthininae - Smaller species with shortened wing cases, often with yellow spots at the tips

  • Malthinus
  • Malthodes