Black and orange beetle
September 16, 2009
Found on the top of high grass in the summer on Croatia’s Mediterranean coast, these beautiful beetles seem to not be bothered by the hot midday sun. They can and will fly away if given the opportunity when captured (not the stuff seen in the first picture, those are remains of potato chips). They cannot bite, and often leave traces of a yellow substance similar to ear wax when captured. They are usually about 1-2 centimeters long.
Croatia, Mediterranean coast
We believe this is a Blister Beetle in the family Meloidae. We will try to get a second opinion.
Eric Eaton Confirms Identification
Right again! See how good you have gotten?:-) Have a great day….