What is it?
I met with this and many others like it on my patio. Should I run?
Put on the brakes. There is no need to run from the Iron Cross Blister Beetle, Tegrodera latecincta, as it will not attack you. It is, however, not perfectly harmless. Blister Beetles are capable of exuding an irritating chemical from their let joints that can cause blisters, hence the common name.