Subject:  Grey beetle with spots
Geographic location of the bug:  Mountain home idaho
Date: 09/03/2017
Time: 07:53 PM EDT
What is this found it crawling out in the grass next to my kids
How you want your letter signed:  Shay Stewart

Spotted Blister Beetle

Dear Shay,
We are confident we have correctly identified your Spotted Blister Beetle,
Epicauta maculata, thanks to this BugGuide image.  Though BugGuide does not report any sightings from Idaho, there are sightings from nearby Montana and Wyoming.  Blister Beetles should be handled with extreme caution, or even better, not handled, because contact with the cantharidin that many species secrete can cause blistering in human skin.

Spotted Blister Beetle

Location: Idaho

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