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Spotted Blister Beetle

Epicauta pardalis

Description:

Elongated body,black and white patterning on back resembling a "QR" code. All over buckwheat in my garden but not on any other plants. Appeared in last couple days, there maybe a thousand of them.

Habitat:

Garden in Northern Arizona.

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2 Comments

ktcosmos
ktcosmos 5 years ago

Someone suggested Epicauta pardalis for the black and white ones, but I hadn't noticed the gray ones till you mentioned seeing more than one kind in the photo. Thank you

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 5 years ago

Looks like there's a second species of blister beetle in the first photo - white with black spots. Maybe another Epicauta? Epicauta apache?

ktcosmos
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ktcosmos

Prescott, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Jul 15, 2016
Submitted on Jul 15, 2016

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