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Blister Beetle

Mylabris pustulata

Description:

family Meloidae

Habitat:

Mylabris pustulata is a species of blister beetle belonging to the Meloidae family found in South Asia. Adults feed mainly on flowers from a wide range of plant families. The first larval instar is an active triungulin form that is a predator of soft insects such as aphids. While the young are often beneficial to crops by suppressing other plant feeders, the adults can be a problem when present in large numbers. Flower feeding leads to lower yield and this can be a problem in some leguminous crops. They are however easily controlled by manual collection.

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5 Comments

Hakim Rouidi
Hakim Rouidi 6 years ago

woooooooooooooow, lovely one

KrishnaMurthy-K
KrishnaMurthy-K 6 years ago

thanks Mark. even though if you not a photographer you have a good knowledge about the species ID's .. txs

KrishnaMurthy-K
KrishnaMurthy-K 6 years ago

Ooops!. txs for the correction Mark and Bayucca

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Common name should be Blister Beetle, not Bristol Beetle ;-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Hello again Krishna. Please put only "Mylabris pustulata" in the scientific name. Thank you.

KrishnaMurthy-K
Spotted by
KrishnaMurthy-K

Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Nov 9, 2014
Submitted on Nov 10, 2014

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