Mylabris pustulata

Mylabris pustulata

"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.
Blister Beetle: Mylabris pustulata  Geotagged,India,Mylabris pustulata,Winter

Appearance

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 crops. They are however easily controlled by manual collection.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyMeloidae
GenusMylabris
SpeciesM. pustulata