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Blister Beetle

Oxacis taeniata

Description:

Belongs to family - Meloidae . It has defense sceretion of a blistering agent called Cantharidin. This beetle is about 1 - 1.5 cm long with red thick stripes on wings .

Habitat:

Found sucking nectar in garden at my workplace.

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Kranti Dhiman
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Kranti Dhiman

Punjab, India

Spotted on Jul 17, 2013
Submitted on Jul 27, 2013

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