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iron cross blister beetle - Tegrodera erosa

iron cross blister beetle - Tegrodera erosa
Lakeview Mountains, near Hemet, California, USA
July 26, 2003
Tegrodera erosa erosa

on sapphire woolstar (Eriastrum sapphirinum)

approx. 3 cm

These large, colorful beetles appear in June and July in the Lakeview Mountains, in fairly large numbers, but only in patches of the sapphire woolstar.

Moved
Moved from Tegrodera erosa.

Nice picture!
This is Tegrodera erosa erosa. It is found in coastal southern California and adjacent foothills: also Baja California Norte. Tegrodera latecincta is found in the Antelope and Owens Valleys.

 
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