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Meloid Beetle

Epicauta straba


Black beetle with large, black eyes. This is the first recorded spotting of this species to both Project Noah and Bug Guide!


Goldenbush flower in riparian area


"From Greek epi upon, plus caut burn, burning (refers to toxic secretions of these beetles)" - BugGuide

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Yay! This species is a first for BugGuide :)

Thank you Juan and Alice!

alicelongmartin 3 years ago

Nice series!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 3 years ago

this is a Meloid beetle

San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 33.03, Long: -117.01

Spotted on Sep 11, 2012
Submitted on Sep 12, 2012

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