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Red-eared Blister Beetle

Lytta auriculata


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.


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

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

LaurenZarate a year ago

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

It is! Thank you for the comment, Dawn.

Interesting! Great photos!

California, USA

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

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