Friday, January 27, 2017

Blister Beetle

It's a blister beetle, of which there are a large variety. I took the photo a few weeks ago. I think that this one is the Cape Mounted Rifles (CMR) beetle. A single such beetle in the pot may mean death -- and they may cause blisters if they land on one's skin. For what reason I do not know, they tend to buzz around one in the veld. OBSERVATION: There was a blister beetle in the mission in the Pacific, which assassins found quite handy: the Kareve beetle. There was a failed assassination attempt of High Commissioner Arthur Grimble with such a beetle. You may click on the photo to enlarge.

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