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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Date

September 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Blister Beetle Epicauta pennsylvanica

Observer

keimwj

Date

September 9, 2014 04:02 PM EDT

Description

09 Sep 2014.
Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, Montgomery Co, PA.
Found on Solidago in a meadow.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

November 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

January 16, 2009

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

February 6, 2010

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

September 22, 2009

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

rjnjr

Date

June 12, 2014

Description

Blister beetle - Meloidae - attracted to MV/BL trap - very common - Mesquite forest near dry creek - LEG: Robert J. Nuelle III (rnuelle3)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

cesarpollo5

Date

May 17, 2006

Place

La Bañeza (Google, OSM)

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

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

Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

October 31, 2013
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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.