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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

November 3, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

gbentall

Date

October 5, 2014 05:11 PM PDT

Description

E. arizonica, perhaps?

Photos / Sounds

Date

April 24, 2011

Place

Tucson, AZ (Google, OSM)

Description

Iron-cross blister beetles; several together on prickly pear

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

October 31, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Date

October 27, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow-crescent Blister Beetle Pyrota insulata

Observer

ericisley

Date

April 3, 2010

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Oil Beetles Genus Meloe

Observer

jmcalpin

Date

October 30, 2014 04:58 PM CDT

Description

Found on a running trail in High Park. Was already squished when I found it (of course).

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Oil Beetles Genus Meloe

Observer

eduardoserna

Date

July 9, 2011

Description

Escarabajo con forma de hormiga, sin alas pero con medio caparazon.

Photos / Sounds

What

Oil Beetles Genus Meloe

Observer

greglasley

Date

October 29, 2014

Description

Thanks to Dr. John Abbott for the ID to genus level from photos. Presume the large one is a female. The small one was following the large one and grabbing at and harassing it constantly.

Photos / Sounds

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

connlindajo

Date

October 30, 2014 12:08 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

old-fashioned potato bugs Genus Meloe

Observer

chomper

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Short-winged Blister Beetle Meloe angusticollis

Observer

sarahcarline

Date

October 27, 2014
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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.