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Photo#114432
Tarantula Hawk Mimic - Lytta fulvipennis

Tarantula Hawk Mimic - Lytta fulvipennis
near Big Wells, Dimmit County, Texas, USA
May 25, 2007
Size: almost one inch
What species of Meloidae is this? It's amazing how many insects mimic Tarantula Hawks.

Moved
Moved from Blister Beetles.
ID based on type specimen from Texas.

 
Lytta fulvipennis
Thank you for the up date.

 
If you find any more,
Stanislav is seeking North American meloid specimens. He's in Chech Republic, eastern Europe.

Stanislav Krejcik of Meloidae.com says
he's unfamiliar with this beetle but thinks it is probably Lytta sp.

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