Beetles, blister about to fly

Blister beetles (Afrikaans name Blaartrekkewers) Feed mainly on flowers and nectar.

Beetles, blister

They are strikingly marked with black, yellow or red as a warning that they contain a powerful drug known as cantharidin, this is what causes blisters on the skin.

We saw these beetles at Lower Sabie in the Kruger National Park

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