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Meloid Beetle

Epicauta straba

Description:

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

Habitat:

Goldenbush flower in riparian area

Notes:

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

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4 Comments

Yay! This species is a first for BugGuide :)

Thank you Juan and Alice!

Nice series!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani a year 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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