Kansas State University


Extension Entomology

ID to last week’s bug

–by Frannie Miller

Brown blister beetle – This insect can be easily recognized as a blister beetle due to its elongated, cylindrical body shape. Blister beetles product a substance called cantharidin, which can produce nasty blisters if they are ingested or touched. There extensive feeding habits can defoliate garden plants as well as field crops. Learn more here: https://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF959.pdf


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