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Prettiest beetle I’ve ever seen?
April 27, 2010
I’m in Phoenix, AZ and found this beautiful creature while on a walk around my work in a business park. I followed this insect around for a couple of minutes trying to get pictures, but he was pretty fast. Something tells me this is not a beetle, but I just don’t know. Usually I am completely freaked out by bugs of any sort, but this one had me interested. I’ve showed several friends and they are also “eh” on this one. Any ideas?
whatevah is clevah
Phoenix, AZ

Iron Cross Blister Beetle

to whatevah,
This is an Iron Cross Blister Beetle.  We provided a very lengthy answer for the letter and photo also from Phoenix that we posted just yesterday and you may read it here.

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