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Blister beetle

Habitat:

Mixture of forest and wetlands

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8 Comments

sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago

@JuanDiTrani, @AshishNimkar Thanks for your help and comments!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Aulacophora indica.. ?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Aphthona ?

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

mmm, I don't think is a Chrysomelid beetle. Beetles on this family always have a thick cuticle. Meloid and Staphilinid family do have soft body "skin"

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

Hi sttweets
Color is not an important characteristic on identifying insect families, maybe just for identifying species (and not always).
The body structure is much more important. You can see here some characteristics of the family Meloidae.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meloidae

sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago

@JuanDiTrani I'm not sure. At first I thought it was a blister beetle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blister_bee...), but the legs should be red then.

Will keep on researching.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

It´s probably a Meloid beetle

sttweets
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Amsterdam, Flevoland, Netherlands

Spotted on May 21, 2011
Submitted on Jun 21, 2011

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