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Solid black Blister beetle - Epicauta pennsylvanica

Solid black Blister beetle - Epicauta pennsylvanica
Brushy Creek Recreation Area, Root Cellar Prairie, Webster County, Iowa, USA
July 30, 2011

Moved from ID Request.

If I had to guess I'd say Epicauta. We have an all-black species around here that favors goldenrod. Maybe someone else will do better than guess.

Epicauta pennsylvanica
Should be Epicauta pennsylvanica, given the color and the food plant association:

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