Insects. #4

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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8 Comments on “Insects. #4

  1. I love Beetles especially when they take that ball of 🀣 and roll …πŸ˜‚ Love this variety… small and straight and elegant ✨

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    • This is a nice beetle and last year was the first time I ever saw one of these, so that was nice too. More coming to a blog near you!😁😻🐝πŸͺ³πŸ•·οΈπŸͺ²πŸžπŸœπŸ¦‹πŸ¦Ÿ

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  2. It does have a brilliant blue colour…but I only like butterflies and bee varieties…πŸ€” not when they sting you ! πŸ™‚πŸ˜»πŸπŸ¦‹πŸžactually I like lady bugs too !

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    • There will be a lot of different insects show up in this series, including some spiders even though they are not insects.πŸ˜πŸ¦‹πŸœπŸžπŸ¦ŸπŸͺ²πŸͺ³πŸ•·οΈπŸ

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