Coleoptera: Beetles - Alex Wild Photography
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Epicauta pardalis - Blister Beetle (Meloidae). Arizona, USA.  When bothered, blister beetles exude a potent toxin (Cantharadin) from their leg joints.  The chemical causes painful blisters where it touches human skin.

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Epicauta pardalis - Blister Beetle (Meloidae). Arizona, USA. When bothered, blister beetles exude a potent toxin (Cantharadin) from their leg joints. The chemical causes painful blisters where it touches human skin. filename: Epicauta7

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