Need an ID on this critter from the insectarians in the peanut gallery. Another pic at the jump…
no time for an I.D. – RUN!!!!!!!!!
I vote “Desert Blister Beetle”. I don’t know anything about desert coleoptera, but I found this image on Google:
The photographer wrote:
“Rude is one thing, but this desert blister beetle is something else. It was walking around very casually, perhaps in the knowledge that it’s loaded up with toxins that can indeed cause nasty blisters to anyone or anything which so much as touches it, let alone eating it. “
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