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Mylabris pustulata I have been trying to identify this beetle for a while now. It seems like Trichodes ornatus, but have a bit different pattern in the back. They were feeding them with shoe flower. Geotagged,Mylabris pustulata,Ornate Checkered Beetles,Sri Lanka Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Mylabris pustulata

I have been trying to identify this beetle for a while now. It seems like Trichodes ornatus, but have a bit different pattern in the back. They were feeding them with shoe flower.

    comments (4)

  1. Do you have any photos from a different angle? Posted 8 years ago
    1. Yes, I do. I will post them. Posted 8 years ago
  2. Mylabris pustulata
    check this species.. I tried identify species button but it ain't working.. :-/
    Posted 8 years ago
    1. Yes, it is the one. Thank you very much. :) Posted 8 years ago

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"Mylabris pustulata" is a species of blister beetle belonging to the Meloidae family found in South Asia. Adults feed mainly on flowers from a wide range of plant families. The first larval instar is an active triungulin form that is a predator of soft insects such as aphids.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Bagerathan Sivarajah
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By Bagerathan Sivarajah

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Uploaded Sep 27, 2014. Captured Aug 18, 2014 11:02 in Uyilankulam Adampan Road, Adampan, Sri Lanka.
  • E-M5
  • f/6.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO800
  • 43mm