Rhagonycha translucida (Krynicki, 1832)     Notable B
Widely distributed as far north as southern Scotland, a species of established woodland. Adults inhabit canopy foliage during June, July and August and can be found by beating low level marginal shrubs and saplings. Occasionally found in Whippendell wood.

8.5-12mm. Superficially similar to Rhagonycha fulva but with head, thorax and elytra entirely reddish orange although the elytra may be slightly infuscated. Thorax smooth and shining, without microsculpture. Antennae and tarsi entirely yellow. Third segment of mid and hind tarsi simple, claws longitudinally divided. Female elytra more dilated towards apex.

Description from 1 Watford specimen at X10.

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