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Male oil beetle with what looks like other parasitic beetles on its back.
When I first saw this insect, I didn't know what it was -- but I thought maybe it was a female carrying a few of her young. Upon further research, I now know this is a male oil beetle, a type of blister beetle. But I cannot figure out what the beetles are on its back. Any thoughts or ID on them? I will update this spotting with other photos, info, and a video later, but right now I'm trying to find out more about the parasites.
Spotted on May 28, 2016
Submitted on May 31, 2016