Subject: Odd beatle like desert insect
Location: High Desert
August 5, 2015 2:23 am
Found this one in my house near Joshua Tree National Park.
Your beetle is Pyrota palpalis, a Blister Beetle in the family Meloidae, and we are not certain what prompted some comic influenced entomologist to bequeath it with an amusing name, but it is commonly called a Charlie Brown Blister Beetle.