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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

Square

What

Nuttall's blister beetle Lytta nuttalli

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 6, 2015 02:47 PM PDT

Description

These things were everywhere, mating and eating flowers. Beautiful creature.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

gonzalezii

Date

June 28, 2015 10:26 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Burning Blister Beetles Genus Epicauta

Observer

codyhough

Date

July 5, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Date

July 3, 2015 01:36 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

i_c_riddell

Date

June 28, 2015 08:55 AM CAT

Photos / Sounds

What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

huatulco

Date

July 2, 2015

Description

Cruz del Monte

Photos / Sounds

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What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

jaykeller

Date

June 20, 2015 12:27 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Meloe Meloe niger

Observer

cdorsay

Date

June 20, 2012 11:09 AM ADT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

cgritz

Date

June 27, 2015

Description

On Indian blanket flower. My tentative ID is probably way off

Photos / Sounds

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What

Blister Beetles Family Meloidae

Observer

rmedina

Date

May 2, 2009 05:30 AM EDT

Description

Carraleja

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red-striped Oil Beetle Berberomeloe majalis

Observer

xbejard

Date

May 16, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Striped Blister Beetle Epicauta vittata

Observer

greglasley

Date

June 23, 2015

Description

Epicauta vittata
near Nicholasville,
Kentucky
23 June 2015
37.9131
-84.5319

I’m on a road trip with John and Kendra Abbott. In addition to looking for odonates, they are also working on a new field guide to insects of North America. They are doing some black lighting at night as time and locations permit. I took advantage of the light box photo set ups they are using to take illustrative images of various insects, so I’ll post a few I took here. These were insects that were collected at a light at night, then photographed. ID by Dr. John Abbott.

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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.