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

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Recent observations

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Oil Beetles Genus Meloe

Observer

tylerfollman

Date

October 6, 2013 01:07 PM CDT

Description

I have no idea what this is but it was metallic looking in the sun!

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Oil Beetles Genus Meloe

Date

September 17, 2014

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Oil Beetles Genus Meloe

Date

September 17, 2014

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Escarabajos ampolleros Family Meloidae

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October 22, 2014

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Escarabajos ampolleros Family Meloidae

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October 18, 2014

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Escarabajos ampolleros Family Meloidae

Date

July 22, 2014

Place

Chihuahua (Google, OSM)

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Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

May 25, 2008 07:47 AM EAT

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Oil Beetles Genus Meloe

Observer

jhammock

Date

November 8, 2008 02:28 PM EST

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Escarabajos ampolleros Family Meloidae

Date

July 22, 2014

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Oil Beetles Genus Meloe

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the past

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the past

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Cuereres Genus Epicauta

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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.