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Master Blister Beetle

Lytta magister

Description:

Striking red head, legs and prothorax, with black elytra.

Habitat:

Mohave, Colorado and Sonoran deserts

Notes:

When irritated they secrete blood (which is yellow) from joints which will cause painful blisters on human skin. It deters predators this way.

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1 Comment

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Very nice!

Quartzsite, Arizona, USA

Lat: 33.67, Long: -114.22

Spotted on Apr 6, 2013
Submitted on Apr 7, 2013

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