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white-banded blister beetle

white-banded blister beetle
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Copyright: manee makkala (makkala) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 84] (1733)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-15
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-25 8:04
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Points: 4
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Epicauta waterhousei Haag-Rutenberg
Phylum : Arthropoda
Class : Insecta
Order : Coleoptera
Family : Meloidae
Genus : Epicauta
Species : waterhousei
Head is red, other parts are dull black. Elytra bear a broad longitudinal stripe of pubescence yellowish, extending from the humeral angle towards apex of each elytron and with pubescence yellowish, narrowly along the suture, apical and lateral margins.Length 18-20 mm. Distribution: Throughout Thailand (Wiang Pa Pao, Khao Yai).Host: Groundnut, soybean, eggplants, tomato, Amaranthus spp. I found in a large number attacking legume crops at Sarika waterfall at the moment.

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I shot this Beetle last year and was nonplussed about its ID, Manee. You have solved my dilemma now. So it is called a White-banded Blister Beetle!
You have captured it extremely well from top perspective. The features and colours on it are beautifully delineated.


hello manee
this is a beauty
great sharpness and good details with very nice colours
thanks greeting lou

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