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Red on Black Black Beetle with red markings on its back, Blister Beetle - Mylabris pustulata Beetle,Geotagged,Mylabris pustulata,Singharaja,Sri Lanka,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Red on Black

Black Beetle with red markings on its back, Blister Beetle - Mylabris pustulata

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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 Martin Lagerwey
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Oct 1, 2016. Captured Feb 14, 2014 20:10 in Dewala Rd, Sri Lanka.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/22.0
  • 1/30s
  • ISO400
  • 55mm