Mylabris Quadripunctata the scientific name, belongs to the family Meloidae, and is commonly called the Blister Beetle,
The Blister beetle lives in grasslands, meadows, and cultivated fields, where it feeds on pollen.
It is usually 10-15 millimeters, of cylindrical shape, and soft bodied, with the thorax being narrower than the head.
It flies from flower to flower, like a bee, and has a defencive secretion of a blistering agent, hence the name Blister Beetle.
This toxic liquid, oozes from the articulations, principally from the femoral-tibilal joints,
The poisonous chemical, which causes the painful blistering to the skin is called CANTHARIDIN.