Blister Beetle - Family Meloidae -  Genus Tegrodera - unknown sp.
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black, yellow with red head and thorax

back of beetle


head and thorax

Photo Details - ©Nicky Davis
John Richards located this beetle in Tucson, Arizona and I photographed it 11 June 2011

"The insect is one of the blister beetles (family Meloidae), and it belongs to the genus Tegrodera.  
There are several species in this genus that are quite similar, and I am not able to provide
an exact identification." Shawk Clark

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