Friday, September 22, 2023

September 22, 2023

I am an Epicauta batesii
A Blister Beetle in the Meloidae family
When I was a larvae I preyed on bees and grasshoppers
As an adult I defoliate crops, including beets.

Location: Rock Springs Run State Preserve


Photo and text © 2023 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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