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Master Blister Beetle

Lytta magister

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harsuame 7 years ago

Wow sensacional !!!

oxyjack 7 years ago

No, that is definitely one of the blister beetles (Family Meloidae). The Bombardier beetle belongs to the Family Carabidae. Most carabids also have some form of chemical defense, but the bombardier beetle's is unique in that the spray is the result of an explosive chemical reaction.

PaoloCo 7 years ago

Isnt this a bombadier beetle?

oxyjack 7 years ago

Lovely. We get these in Southern California too.

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Lat: 32.28, Long: -111.18

Spotted on Mar 15, 2012
Submitted on Mar 28, 2012

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