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    • Escarabajos ampolleros
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    • Meloidae
  • English
    • Blister Beetles

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Recent observations

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Observer

jeckberg

Date

April 28, 2010

Place

Clark County Wetlands Park (Google, OSM)

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Observer

jeckberg

Date

October 3, 2013

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kucycads

Date

April 11, 2014

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What

Short-winged Blister Beetle Meloe angusticollis

Observer

laurentaake

Date

April 10, 2014 02:21 AM CDT

Description

Brief description of what you observed

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What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

swschuette

Date

April 10, 2014 10:41 AM EDT

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What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

snidge

Date

January 4, 2013 08:16 AM CAT

Place

Chimoio (Google, OSM)

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What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

abr

Date

March 13, 2001 08:57 PM PST

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Observer

nallely

Date

November 23, 2011

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Observer

belinda

Date

March 30, 2014 11:25 AM PDT

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What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

jessalynmullins

Date

April 10, 2014 03:30 PM EDT

Description

I'm not sure what this insect is but it looks like a blue flying ant.

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What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Date

April 9, 2014 01:28 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Short-winged Blister Beetle Meloe angusticollis

Observer

pghbotanicgarden

Date

February 27, 2002
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Description from Wikipedia

Blister beetles are beetles (Coleoptera) of the family Meloidae, so called for their defensive secretion of a blistering agent, cantharidin. There are approximately 7,500 known species worldwide. Many are conspicuous and some aposematically colored, announcing their toxicity to would-be predators.

No range data available.