Lytta aenea

Blister Beetle

Lytta aenea, Blister Beetle photo






Family: Meloidae

Subfamily: Meloinae

Length: 9-16 mm

Lytta aenea features bronzy elytra and a green head and pronotum. The legs are reddish-orange, with the femora often dark at the apices. The antennae are black.

This is a springtime species, with adults found on apple blossoms and the flowers of other members of the Rose family.

Lytta aenea range map

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Insects of West Virginia