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Orange Blister Beetle - Nemognatha scutellaris

Orange Blister Beetle - Nemognatha scutellaris
1/2 mile north of Westwood , Lassen County, California, USA
June 7, 2010
There were quite a number of these small blister beetles on the flowers of small low growing plants called "Pussy Paws' - (Calyptridium umbellatum in the Pursalane plant family - Portulacaceae). This plant seemed to be its favorite to the exclusion of other flowers nearby.