Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Common Names: Goldenrod soldier beetle, Pennsylvania leatherwing
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Beetles

Size is approximately 9 to 12 mm. It is mostly orange/brown colored with two oval-shaped black spots on the lower back. Segmented black antennae. Body is striped with orange/brown and black. Typically found feeding on flowers in open fields, prairies, grasslands, parks, roadsides; also alvars, sand dunes, abandoned fields from August to September.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.