False Blister Beetle
Species Asclera excavata
Formerly identified as Heliocis repanda


false blister beetle
These pollen-taking False Blister Beetles are a good insect to avoid as they have toxic chemicals on their bodies
like the regular Blister Beetles.  Nonetheless, they are beautiful. Carol Davis, 8-2-2009

red adn blue beetle
 
This particular beetle was found alongside the road
to Powder Mountain Ski Resort in Weber County, Utah.  Carol Davis, 8-2-2009

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