Do you know what kind of bug is in the attached photo?
Hi, Do you know what kind of bug is in the attached photo? I found him in my yard. By the way, we let bugs – no carnage here. Your thoughts…
Rita

Hi Rita,
This is an Iron Cross Blister Beetle in the genus Tegrodera. There are at least two similar looking species with the same common name, and your specimen looks like Tegrodera erosa. Tegrodera latecincta has a more defined black cross pattern on the elytra or wing covers. There is a third species and they are found in the lower Sonoran Desert where adults feed on blossoms.

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