Soldier Beetle Foraging on Aphids

Lady beetles, aka ladybugs, are not the only insects that feed on aphids.

So do the soldier beetles, family Cantharidae. They are sometimes known as leatherwings.

Got roses?

Got aphids?

You may also have a good friend, the soldier beetle.

Wikipedia tells us that their color pattern is reminiscent of the red coats of early British soldiers.