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Master Blister Beetle

Lytta magister


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


Mohave, Colorado and Sonoran deserts


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 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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