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Insect: Blister Beetle

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby Micetta » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:36 am

Imberbe wrote: Colour can vary, some being red

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

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby frisian » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:06 pm

Hi Rusty and Imberbe,
thanks for id :thumbs_up:
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Insect: Blister Beetle

Unread postby kesheshe » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:37 am

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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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby Tshwene » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:56 am

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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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby kesheshe » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:56 am

Thanks your help with ID is great! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby normana53 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:52 pm

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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Re: Blister Beetle

Unread postby Raptor142 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:27 pm

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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Re: Blister Beetle

Unread postby bishop3006 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:16 am

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

Unread postby Leopard75 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:37 am

I will try my best to stay out of these little guy's way! After reading this!

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