Blister Beetle  (two photos)
Lytta arizonica
previously ID'd as
 Lytta morissoni


blister beetle
Mating pair.  See more info below.  Carol Davis 4-12-2008

mating lytta morrisoni
These beautiful mating blister beetles were found around Mesquite, Nevada on wildflowers. Adults feed on plants and larvae
feed on other insects.   According to Bugguide, this species is limited to a small area in Nevada and Arizona. 
Even though
 these were found in Nevada, I think they might be found around just over the border in Utah.
  Carol Davis 4-12-2008

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