Black Blister Beetle
Epicauta pennsylvanica

black blister beetle
The sun really brought out the purple in this Black Blister Beetle at Strawberry Reservoir. © Carol Dav is 7-16-2011

Epicauta pennsylvanica mating pair
These beetle were all over this beautiful Pale agoseris, a member of the aster family. According
to Bugguide, these beetles prefer this family of flowers. 
© Carol Dav is 7-16-2011

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