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Meloidae from somewhere  Coleoptera,Meloidae,Mylabris pustulata,beetle Click/tap to enlarge

Meloidae from somewhere

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  1. There is a Germany tag, was this photo taken in Germany? Posted 2 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. While the young are often beneficial to crops by suppressing other plant feeders, the adults can be a problem when present in large numbers. Flower feeding leads to lower yield and this can be a problem in some leguminous.. more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Aug 27, 2017. Captured Aug 27, 2017 10:09.
  • NIKON D750
  • f/8.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO400
  • 105mm