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arizona beetle
Location: Parker Arizona
April 4, 2011 2:13 pm
Hi i was taking pictures for my homework when i ran across this bug and i was wondering what it is?
Signature: Ernie

Desert Spider Beetle

Dear Ernie,
What kind of picture taking homework are you doing?  This amazing beetle is one of the Blister Beetles and it is known as a Desert Spider Beetle or Inflated Beetle.  Blister Beetles have complex life cycles with the larval stage undergoing radical metamorphosis, passing through stages where it is grub-like and stages where is it more mobile.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae have been found in subterranean nests of solitary bees.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Arizona

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