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Striped lax beetle

Thelyphassa lineata


A small reddish NZ native beetle, found in my house. I released it back to the wild, after the pics :)


The species is considered a blister beetle, but apart ot two tiny itchy spots in my hand (wich I' not sure they were caused by the insect), I had no other problem... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33305...

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Dear @Luis I only found that it causes serious dermatological problems when I did the species identification, so I was very very lucky with that spotting...

LuisStevens 6 years ago

Good find, glad it didn't get you any blisters.

Wellington, New Zealand

Lat: -41.32, Long: 174.79

Spotted on Dec 29, 2012
Submitted on Dec 29, 2012

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