False Blister Beetles-Oedemeridae


False Blister Beetles- Oedemeridae

The oedemerids, primarily found on flowers, are frequently mistaken for blister beetles (Meloidae), and have subsequently earned the name false blister beetles. The false blister beetles are slender and softbodied. Most species are metallic green or blue in color.

Oedemerids found in temperate zones can be recognized easily by two structural features. First, they have extremely short elytra, leaving most of their rear wings fully exposed. Second, segments of the back legs of the males are swollen and resemble thick thighs. The larvae of the false blister beetle are usually found in rotting wood.

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INDEX : Insects 24-1-2008     January 11, 2016 02:26:09 PM  

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