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Orange Blister Beetle

Mylabris pustulata

Description:

Blister beetles are beetles (Coleoptera) of the family Meloidae, so called for their defensive secretion of a blistering agent, cantharidin.

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Orange Blister Beetle
Mylabris pustulata Category:Mylabris pustulata - Wikimedia Commons


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8 Comments

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Thanks Maria for the id !

MariaPomsaharova
MariaPomsaharova 8 years ago

Lovely spotting, Atul!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

great spotting, Atul!

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

LOL may be !!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

I can imagine that you must have scared it :-)

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Thanks Satyen ! its definitely the secretion and not the rain :-)

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Wonderful colours. Lovely spotting! It seems to be secreting the defense mechanism from the behind? Were you threatening it? Or is it rain water?

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Asombroso muy bella toma ::

Atul
Spotted by
Atul

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jul 27, 2012
Submitted on Aug 1, 2012

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