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American Oil Beetle

Meloe proscarabaeus

Description:

Black to navy blue almost metallic. Looks like a large ant beetle. Found on the side of a trail crawling around the small plants and brush. There were about 6-8 beetles crawling around, a few appeared to be mating.

Habitat:

I saw this beetle in Peacham, VT

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anniesherwell
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anniesherwell

Vermont, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 2012
Submitted on Aug 25, 2012

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