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    • Meloidae
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    • Blister Beetles
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Cuereres Genus Epicauta

Observer

jessemartinjr

Date

July 1, 2014 02:01 PM CDT

Place

lovington (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 25, 2014 06:41 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 25, 2014 03:18 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

July 18, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

gviphangnga

Date

November 12, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

treichard

Date

July 21, 2014 03:30 PM EDT

Description

http://bugguide.net/node/view/961875
BugGuide actually classified it deeper in Subgenus Epicauta, Species-group Cinerea.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

July 9, 2014 02:21 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

juancruzado

Date

June 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

wildmarin

Date

July 10, 2014 10:02 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

juancruzado

Date

June 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

brentano

Date

June 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

14570981066_7789a5f6e6_s

What

Nuttall's blister beetle Lytta nuttalli

Observer

belinda

Date

July 6, 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.