Geographic location of the bug: Ellivott, Colorado
Time: 08:42 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I would like to know what these beetles are eating up my garden
How you want your letter signed: Lisa Rascon
We are quite confident that we have identified your Blister Beetle as a Spotted Blister Beetle, Epicauta maculata, thanks to images posted to BugGuide. The larvae of Spotted Blister Beetles feed on Grasshopper eggs, but adults are plant feeders as you have experienced.