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Red-eared Blister Beetle

Lytta auriculata

Description:

Black beetle about 8mm long that appears green in the right light. There are two large, red blisters behind the head that do not meet. There is a red dot on the top of the head.

Habitat:

White Sage in Coast Sage Scrub/Oak Woodland habitat. This species is found throughout the southwestern US and northern Mexico


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4 Comments

Thank you Lauren. It is such an odd place for the coloring but it definitely caught my eye when looking at this plant.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful series Cindy, I love its red "ears"!

It is! Thank you for the comment, Dawn.

Interesting! Great photos!

California, USA

Lat: 33.00, Long: -116.91

Spotted on Jun 12, 2019
Submitted on Jun 15, 2019

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