Common Name: Large Yellow-banded Blister Beetle
Scientific Name: Mylabris phalerata
Nepali Name: Pate Khapate ( पाटे खपटे)
Size: Male – 2.5 cm
Location: Sindhupalchowk, Nepal
Large Yellow-banded Blister Beetle also known as Chinese blister beetles (used in traditional Chinese medicine) is 2.5 cm in length and as the name suggests is all black with three broad, wavy yellow bands on the elytra.
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