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beetle
Hello,
I found this beetle at the base of an aloe plant (Mesa,AZ). Can you please identify it and is it harmful to plants? Thank you,
Carol

Hi Carol,
This is a Master Blister Beetle, Lytta magister. Adults feed on plant tissue from desert plants and larvae prey on grasshopper eggs in the soil. This species is also known as the Arizona Blister Beetle.

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