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    • Meloidae
  • English
    • Blister Beetles
  • Spanish
    • Escarabajos ampolleros
  • German
    • Ölkäfer
    • Blasenkäfer

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

kristian

Date

November 27, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

kristian

Date

November 10, 2006

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

burning blister beetles Genus Epicauta

Observer

cgritz

Date

September 3, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

gbentall

Date

February 24, 2015 03:28 PM PST

Description

On CA poppy

Photos / Sounds

What

Oil Beetles Genus Meloe

Observer

sindic

Date

March 23, 2008

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

sindic

Date

April 23, 2003

Photos / Sounds

What

Botijón Megetra cancellata

Observer

manuelnevarez

Date

February 15, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Escarabajos ampolleros Family Meloidae

Observer

tenzindendup

Date

June 13, 2014 03:24 PM ALMT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

#bhutan

Photos / Sounds

Observer

upandadam

Date

February 9, 2015 12:00 PM PST

Description

This guy was hanging out in the shade on an Encelia flower.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

watchandsee

Date

February 9, 2015 11:40 AM PST

Description

Unknown

Photos / Sounds

Observer

juancruzado

Date

June 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

jameswbeck

Date

August 9, 2008
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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.