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clay-colored blister beetle - Epicauta

clay-colored blister beetle - Epicauta
World Birding Center HQ at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
Shaped very much like an Epicauta, but color resembles nothing I can find from that genus. On a fall-blooming blue mistflower, Eupatorium odoratum or maybe E. betonicifolium.

Moved from Epicauta.

opinon of John Pinto:
"either E. ferruginea or E. callosa LeC. (need to see dorsum of pronotum)"

Moved from Epicauta ochrea.

Moved from Epicauta.

Epicauta ochrea LeC.
Epicauta ochrea LeC.

Very glad you found and identified this critter Dennis! After the first couple of years I had just about given up hope that it would ever get ID'd to species...

Never give up hope
Remember this case that took four years. And it isn't the only one.

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