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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Date

August 29, 2015 05:04 PM CDT

Place

tepatitlan (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

annemirdl

Date

August 9, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

treichard

Date

August 29, 2015 03:38 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sunnetchan

Date

August 29, 2015 10:10 PM HKT

Description

20150831 端黑黃芫菁 Zonitis cothurnata

ID Credit : ChungTK @ hkwildlife

Reference :
http://www.hkwildlife.net/Forum/viewthread.php?tid=87542
http://gaga.biodiv.tw/9504bx/009.htm

20150829 - 外形似黑尾小楔天牛(Serixia sedata),但黑腳及斑紋又有出入,求證ID。

body length is about 12-15mm

Photos / Sounds

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

arturogma

Date

August 22, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

liapun312

Date

August 25, 2015 09:39 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sambiology

Date

August 24, 2015

Description

Will look up this neat blister beetle later on too!!! :)

Photos / Sounds

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

sambiology

Date

August 24, 2015

Description

Will study later...

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Burning Blister Beetles Genus Epicauta

Date

August 22, 2015 01:30 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

swpip

Date

August 22, 2015 07:22 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

francisco3

Date

August 21, 2015 09:21 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

julio

Date

August 14, 2015
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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.