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Unnamed spotting

Notes:

I have no idea what is going on here. Laying eggs in the middle of a small trail?

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago
short-winged blister beetle (AKA; Oil beetle)
Meloe angusticollis Meloe angusticollis


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4 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

I suspect this beetle has sustained some damage by way of being squashed and the yellow substance is entrails. As blister beetles, they produce toxic substances that may cause severe illness to grazing cattle, etc ingesting them in pastures. They are also called oil beetles and presumably have oily secretions. Without local knowledge of this beetle, this is my guess.

PeterSander
PeterSander 8 years ago

Rove beetle.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Is that Yellow coloured is a Fungi..?

KishaB
KishaB 8 years ago

Oh wow! Creepy looking!!

salwurster
Spotted by
salwurster

Montana, USA

Spotted on May 13, 2012
Submitted on May 19, 2012

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