Living With Blister Beetles

In the previous post, I mentioned that Blister Beetles have hypermetamorphosis. Why? Most larvae of insects with complete metamorphosis are well adapted to a single task: feeding. Typically, the adult female lays eggs near a food source. Larvae must cover a short distance or even none at all.

Blister beetles do not lay eggs on food. Larvae must travel to find their food. A mobile larval stage the triungulin (A), is required. The triungulin larva has long legs which can travel larger…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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