Classification
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  • Hebrew
    • רפואניתיים
  • Scientific Names
    • Meloidae
  • English
    • Blister Beetles
  • Spanish
    • Escarabajos ampolleros
  • German
    • Ölkäfer
    • Blasenkäfer
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 地膽科
    • 芫菁科

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Burning Blister Beetles Genus Epicauta

Date

August 25, 2016 05:25 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Burning Blister Beetles Genus Epicauta

Observer

entomo-logic

Date

August 20, 2016 07:29 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

merav

Date

August 24, 2016

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What

Margined Blister Beetle Epicauta funebris

Observer

marykeim

Date

September 13, 2014 11:08 AM EDT

Description

Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, Titusville, Brevard County, FL, September 2014.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Oil Beetles Genus Meloe

Observer

kate45

Date

August 26, 2016 09:31 AM EDT

Description

This is a smaller specimen than the one I found in the vegetable garden. Slightly less than 3cm in length. The other was over 4 cm.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

barbarab

Date

August 20, 2016 09:23 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Oil Beetles Genus Meloe

Observer

theresaneal

Date

August 25, 2016 10:38 PM EDT

Description

Found this insect walking along the Upper Falls walkway.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Date

August 25, 2016 10:11 AM CDT

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Square

Date

August 25, 2016 01:48 PM MDT

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Square

What

Burning Blister Beetles Genus Epicauta

Observer

francisco3

Date

August 24, 2016 10:39 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Burning Blister Beetles Genus Epicauta

Observer

kbeza31979

Date

August 24, 2016 11:02 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

acryptozoo

Date

June 2, 2016 03:16 PM EDT
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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.
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