Looks like an Iron Cross Blister Beetle?
Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 11:44 AM
We found this beetle in El Cañon de Guadalupe which is between Tecate & Mexicali in Baja California 11-08-08. We saw alot of these getting together on rocks. We looked thru the archives and found the very similar Iron Cross Blister but the wing case doesn’t look the same nor the color of its head. It’s color is more of a dark rich red not a bright.
El Cañon de Guadalupe which is between Tecate & Mexicali in Baja California.
We agree that this is some species of Blister Beetle, but we do not recognize it. We can’t even decide what the genus is. We will try to contact Eric Eaton for assistance.
I’m relatively certain this is a species in the genus Tegrodera, just not as ornate as the ones from the southwest U.S.