What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Odd beatle like desert insect
Location: High Desert
August 5, 2015 2:23 am
Found this one in my house near Joshua Tree National Park.
Signature: VLH

Charlie Brown Blister Beetle

Charlie Brown Blister Beetle

Dear VLH,
Your beetle is
 Pyrota palpalis, a Blister Beetle in the family Meloidae, and we are not certain what prompted some comic influenced entomologist to bequeath it with an amusing name, but it is commonly called a Charlie Brown Blister Beetle.

Charlie Brown Blister Beetle

Charlie Brown Blister Beetle

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Joshua Tree, California

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