All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

Blister Beetle with short-wings 
<em>Megetra</em> sp.
White Sands National Monument
Oct. 1, 2008

I saw this strange beetle walking on the sidewalk in front of the visitor center at the park. Someone on Bugguide called it a "football player beetle...
Blister Beetle with short-wings
Megetra sp.
White Sands National Monument
Oct. 1, 2008

I saw this strange beetle walking on the sidewalk in front of the visitor center at the park. Someone on Bugguide called it a "football player beetle" because of the short, shoulderpad-like elytra (cover wings).

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