Blister Beetles

Pest Type: Insect

Damage to Plant: Leaves are chewed. When large populations of beetles appear suddenly, damage can be serious.

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Description:

Although markings vary greatly depending on the species, blister beetles are easily identified by their physique: the middle section of the body is noticeably smaller than the head or abdomen. The majority of these pests are well under an inch long.

Life Cycle: Adults lay eggs beneath the soil, where the newly hatched grubs feed on grasshopper eggs. The grubs remain underground in a dormant state for up to 2 years, then become active, pupate, and emerge as plant- feeding adults in late spring or early Summer.

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