What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: unidentified beetle
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
April 19, 2016 6:54 pm
I got several good photos of this attractive beetle today at Huntley Meadows in Alexandria, Virginia. I cannot find it in my reference book, so I was hoping you can help me out. Thanks!
Signature: Seth

Blister Beetle: Lytta aenea

Blister Beetle: Lytta aenea

Dear Seth,
Your Blister Beetle is
Lytta aenea, and because insects have evolved and adapted to maximize their ability to reproduce, many species make yearly appearances when they emerge as adults at the same time across a wide area.  A few days ago, we posted our first image this year of Lytta aenea.

Blister Beetle: Lytta aenea

Blister Beetle: Lytta aenea

Blister Beetle: Lytta aenea

Blister Beetle: Lytta aenea

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Alexandria, Virginia

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