Gray blister beetle

Gray blister beetle

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Credit: MARLIN E. RICE/AGSTOCKUSA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gray blister beetle. Macrophotograph of a gray blister beetle (Epicauta sp.) resting on a leaf. This beetle is common throughout the USA and is an infrequent pest of several crops, including sweet clover, potatoes and sugar beet. The adult causes limited damage to its plant host but is extremely toxic to livestock when it is ingested. Magnification unknown.

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Keywords: american, animal, beetle, chrysomelidae, coleopteran, epicauta sp., gray blister beetle, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, leaf, lethal, macrophotograph, nature, plant, poisonous, single, solitary, toxic, united states, usa, wildlife, zoology

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