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Photo#103576
Yellow-crescent Blister Beetle - Pyrota insulata

Yellow-crescent Blister Beetle - Pyrota insulata
Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA
April 4, 2007
Size: 3/4 inch
This blister beetle was in the cottonwood/mesquite floodplains near the Rio Grande. It came to my lantern at night.

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Pyrota insulata
(Yellow-crescent Blister Beetle); see texasento.net for more information.
I just noticed that Joshua Rose's photo of this beetle is also on bugguide, but the Texas Entomology site includes some more information, including pattern variations.

Pyrota sp.
I am pretty sure this will turn out to be a species in the genus Pyrota. I am not a meloid expert, though, so please seek confirmation:-)

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