Definition of soldier beetle in English:

soldier beetle

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  • An elongated flying beetle with soft downy wing cases, typically found on flowers, where it hunts other insects.
    • Family Cantharidae: several genera
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    • Two girls watch soldier beetles mating, the male expressively raising his middle two legs on either side now and then.
    • Her husband, Kenneth, was a mail carrier who happened to be a renowned connoisseur of soldier beetles.
    • But other good beetles, like the soldier beetle and the common ground beetle, inhabit local yards.

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