Blister Beetle  (two photos)
Zonitis bilineata

zonitis bilineata
This beautiful beetle was hanging around on my sunflowers in my yard.  Blister Beetles are sometimes very
 beautiful, as this one is, but they shouldn't be handled because they can cause skin irritation.
© Carol Davis, 8-12-2009

blister beetle
  I couldn't find any specific information on this species but I know they feed on plants and are considered pests. 
© Carol Davis, 8-12-2009

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