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Oil Beetle

Meloe sp.

Description:

This oil beetle is a type of blister beetle, so called because they excrete a caustic liquid when disturbed. They are flightless and have characteristically short elytra covering their abdomens.

Notes:

The beetle is feigning death in the second photo - you can tell it's faking because its legs are curled protectively under its body.

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JenKnight
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JenKnight

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 1, 2016
Submitted on Apr 1, 2016

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