Hi everyone and welcome back to our look at insects!
This is the “Say’s Blister Beetle”. It can be up to 3/4 inch long (18mm). The larvae of this blister beetle lives in bee’s nests and the adult can be found on flowers looking for nectar. They secrete a substance called cantharidin to protect themselves and can cause blisters if it comes in contact with skin. It is also poisonous if eaten by people or animals. It is a colorful little insect that can be found from May to July up this way. Have a great day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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