Subject: Beetle, red, yellow, black
Geographic location of the bug: Phoenix, AZ
Time: 05:23 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Saw this in our back rose bed. Could not find anything like it online.
How you want your letter signed: Puzzled in Phx
Dear Puzzled in Phx,
The first time we ever received an image of gaudily colored Iron Cross Blister Beetle, we thought we were looking at a toy bug. They would seem to be right on time based on our posting five identification requests of Iron Cross Blister Beetles at the beginning of May 2010. Populations of individuals will vary from year to year.