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  • Scientific Names
    • Meloidae
  • English
    • Blister Beetles
  • Spanish
    • Escarabajos ampolleros
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    • Ölkäfer
    • Blasenkäfer
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 地膽科
    • 芫菁科

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Blister Beetle Epicauta pennsylvanica

Observer

lakekoshare

Date

September 28, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Master Blister Beetle Lytta magister

Observer

anaxyrus

Date

March 29, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Midland, California

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Master Blister Beetle Lytta magister

Observer

anaxyrus

Date

March 28, 2009

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Inflated Beetle Cysteodemus armatus

Observer

anaxyrus

Date

March 28, 2009

Description

Midland, California

Photos / Sounds

What

Burning Blister Beetles Genus Epicauta

Observer

suezq

Date

June 29, 2016 11:05 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

sciencebabe

Date

June 23, 2016 09:55 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Burning Blister Beetles Genus Epicauta

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

June 7, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This example is in the maculata group of the subgenus Epicauta and may be E. cazieri or E. apache, both of which occur in West Texas. Compare:
cazieri: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1147791
apache: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1156644
I'm hoping to get feedback on BG as well: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1246029
This beetle was feeding on Buffalo Bur (Solanum rostratum) in the dried bed of a cattle tank at about 5100 ft. elevation.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 18, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Burning Blister Beetles Genus Epicauta

Observer

maryljameson

Date

June 24, 2016 12:15 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

maractwin

Date

June 25, 2016 10:21 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 18, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Lytta sayi

Date

June 16, 2016

Description

maybe Lytta aenea

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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.
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