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

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Recent observations

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Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

treichard

Date

September 17, 2014 02:23 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mcduck

Date

May 27, 2013

Description

6.3mm length. Found this guy by using sweeping net near our spring. ID by J.D. Pinto via v belov @ BugGuide.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Beetles Genus Meloe

Observer

damontighe

Date

September 7, 2014 08:01 AM PDT

Description

Soft body

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mcduck

Date

October 13, 2012

Description

12.5mm length. Found on Holocarpha virgata. ID by v belov @ BugGuide.

Photos / Sounds

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

sambiology

Date

September 13, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

sambiology

Date

September 13, 2014

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What

Blister Beetles Genus Epicauta

Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 30, 2014 10:02 PM PDT

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 31, 2014 04:37 AM PDT

Description

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 31, 2014 03:59 AM PDT

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What

Blister Beetles Genus Epicauta

Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 31, 2014 04:24 AM PDT

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 31, 2014 01:53 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 30, 2014 10:36 PM PDT
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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.