Desert Spider Beetle

Subject: weird metallic beetle new mexico
Location: new mexico usa
April 16, 2015 12:23 pm
I been seeing these beetles all over my yard and in my tree wells
Signature: seraphim

Desert Spider Beetle
Desert Spider Beetle

Dear Seraphim,
Though it is commonly called a Desert Spider Beetle, this member of the genus
Cysteodemus is a Blister Beetle.  We believe it is most likely Cysteodemus wislizeni which is found in New Mexico and Texas according to BugGuide.

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