The web was no help
Location: New Mexico off I40 west of Continental Divide.
August 6, 2011 8:32 pm
I just wanted to know what it is that I found here. It moved quick so no great shots but, this is what I’ve got.
Please don’t bash the internet. It brought you to us and we are telling you that this is a Blister Beetle in the genus Megetra. You can find images in our archive as well as on BugGuide, which indicates they are: “Restricted to Chihuahuan Desert of the USA (TX, NM, and extreme southeastern AZ) and Mexico (where most of this desert region is located).”
Thanks for the quick response. I don’t usually bash the web but, in this case, my searches were fruitless. Usually having great success with web searches, I was just a bit frustrated to have to get help in the matter.
With an insect, knowing where to begin a search or which key words to search is often critical for a fruitful result. We are glad you got your answer.