Subject: California Spring Beetle
Geographic location of the bug: California, desert
Time: 09:23 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello! I have found a beetle in the desert munching on a normal grass weed. I tried to search online for beetles native to california, but have not found anything like it. Is it foreign? Or diseased? Thank you for helping me identify this beetle, I am so curious to find what it is!
How you want your letter signed: Mimi
Spring vegetation growth in the arid deserts of California, Arizona and Nevada bring out the diversity in the Blister Beetle family Meloidae. This Desert Spider Beetle is in the genus Cysteodemus.