Epicauta hirticornis

The oil beetle Epicauta hirticornis is characterized by an orange-brown head, black thorax, body, legs and wings, without stripes on the hard wings. The size of the body is 1.5-2.2 cm long.

a scarab medium to large common types Complete metamorphosis is the egg, embryo, pupa, and adult. We often meet during the rainy season. This group of insects is found in various trees such as beans, potatoes, tomatoes, cotton, sesame seeds and okra pods. They fly in groups to eat the leaves. and the flowers of these plants When the villagers come to see them, they often misunderstand and bring them to eat. thinking that it is food Or tonic. Oil beetles are found in Thailand, there are about 13 species, all of which are all poisonous.


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