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Beetle
Location: Dripping Springs, New Mexico
April 17, 2012 1:34 pm
Sorry I couldn’t get a better photo of this vividly colored bug. It wouldn’t stop it’s frantic running.
Signature: Lynn

Desert Spider Beetle

Hi Lynn,
Desert Spider Beetles in the genus
Cysteodemus are also known as Inflated Beetles.  They are actually a genus of Blister Beetles, a curious family that has great diversity in the deserts of the southwest.  You may read more about Desert Spider Beetles on BugGuide.

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

One Response to Desert Spider Beetle

  1. Lynn says:

    Thank you for the information. It was such an interesting beetle, and the color was amazing.

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