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Oil Beetle

Meloe angusticollis

Description:

There were two of these about 25 ft apart digging around the edge of rocks in loose earth. Oil Beetle in the genus Meloe, most likely either Meloe angusticollis or Meloe impressus

Habitat:

Desert mountains.

2 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago
Oil beetle
Meloe angusticollis or Meloe impressus Oil Beetle | The Backyard Arthropod Project
Short-winged Blister Beetle
Meloe angusticollis Meloe species - Meloe angusticollis - BugGuide.Net


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2 Comments

BillCarpenter
BillCarpenter 9 years ago

Sure fits the description. Sounds like I was wise not to pick it up.

A beetle, I think - but I'm not sure of which family ...

BillCarpenter
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BillCarpenter

Wyoming, USA

Spotted on May 11, 2012
Submitted on May 17, 2012

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