Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Soldier beetles on Chestnut tree

These soldier beetles are swarming over the pistillate catkins of this chestnut tree (Castanea sp.)

 View of the catkins and bark of the chestnut tree.  Not an American chestnut tree, possibly a hybrid of European chestnut (Castanea sativa)
This chestnut tree is on the Purdue campus near Jischke Drive south of State St.  Pictures taken June 23, 2011.

Link to previous post on Cantharid beetles:

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