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Blister Beetle

Mylabris oculata

Habitat:

Spotted Namibia, Namib Naukluft area



1 species ID suggestions

10 Comments

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers 2 years ago

Jeannette,

Of course I forget Bayucca not, absolutely not, he always helps me on the right track ;-)))

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

Hehe, don't forget bayucca :)

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Mine as well, at least my genus was right...

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 2 years ago

My pleasure again.

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers 2 years ago

Thanks Johan for the perfect identification !!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 2 years ago

The identifying feature is the coloured antennae: CMR Bean Beetle (Mylabris oculata) which comes is a few colour variants.

http://www.warrenphotographic.co.uk/2327...

http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/beet...

http://www.beetlesofafrica.com/beetle_de...

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 2 years ago

Fantastic!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 2 years ago

great capture

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 2 years ago

Excellent pictures!

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Meloidae, Blister Beetle. Quite nasty to flowers and toxic (blisters!). Pustulatus from the link is from India. There is also a Mylabris pustula which looks similar to yours. I am not suer about the species. Take it as a hint!

Windhoek, Namibia

Lat: -22.17, Long: 17.11

Spotted on Jul 15, 2009
Submitted on Jun 16, 2012

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