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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:36 am 
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Colour can vary, some being red

That's the devil I have sometimes in the garden in summer :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:06 pm 
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Hi Rusty and Imberbe,
thanks for id :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Insect: Blister Beetle
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:37 am 
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Hi

Was doing a trip report and was advised to post insects here as i would have a better chance of someone advising what they are.

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:56 am 
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hi kesheshe, great pictures. the second pic is a blister beetle, family meloidae, the claws are divided in two. feeds on flowers and secretion can blister the skin. colours differ, usually yellow, red or blue with black markings


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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:56 am 
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Thanks your help with ID is great! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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kesheshe,
I agree with Tshwene the 2nd is a Blister Beetle, a CMR Bean Beetle (Mylabris oculata)
Great photos by the way! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Blister Beetle
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During my 2 year military service (some years ago) I was pushed to all sorts of physical extremes, I endured heat and exhaustion, I was hospitalised with a shrapnel wound ....... but by far the most painful experience was having one of these guys pis-in-my-eye. Fortunately I was in camp and right in the doorway of the ablutions at the time, with plenty of water on hand, so had no long term ill effects ..... unless the cantharidin went thru the eye socket to the frontal lobe ....? 8)

I digress .......

My most sincere sympathy to any sufferers from this horrendous juice!

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 Post subject: Re: Blister Beetle
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No, the oogpisters are not blister beetles, they are something else.

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 Post subject: Re: Blister Beetle
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I will try my best to stay out of these little guy's way! After reading this!

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