Location: Lashburn, Saskatchewan
August 6, 2011 11:33 pm
Found this beetle hiding in my camera bag, and I’m very curious to know what it is. It was about 1 inch long.
You are correct that this is a Blister Beetle, and we believe it is in the genus Lytta, most likely either Lytta viridana or Lytta cyanipennis, the Green Blister Beetle. There is a section to BugGuide devoted to photos of what cannot be conclusively identified as either of these species, and it includes submissions from Saskatchewan and surrounding states in Canada and the U.S.