Epicauta pestifera

Margined Blister Beetle

Epicauta pestifera, Margined Blister Beetle photo






Family: Meloidae

Subfamily: Meloinae

Length: 6-16 mm

The Margined Blister Beetle is the bane of farmers or gardeners who raise potatoes. It also damages tomato and eggplant crops. It is one of several beetles in the genus Epicauta found in West Virginia; another illustrated on this website is Epicauta pennsylvanica.

Face of Epicauta pestifera, Margined Blister BeetleEpicauta pestifera range map

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Left: light gray setae adorn this black beetle.





Insects of West Virginia