Are these blister beetles #876720

Asked July 10, 2024, 4:22 PM EDT

Are these blister beetles? The body proportions, especially the thorax, don't look right. But I want to be sure.

Douglas County Colorado

Expert Response

Hi Una,

No, that is a darkling beetle (Family Tenebrionidae). They feed on decaying organic matter. 

An Ask Extension Expert Replied July 10, 2024, 4:50 PM EDT

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