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Short-winged Blister Beetle

Meloe angusticollis

Description:

Black Beetle

Notes:

I found this beetle in an ant pile. Possibly eating ants?

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7 Comments

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 13 years ago

Beautiful creature. Well caught. Thanks for sharing.

ceherzog
ceherzog 13 years ago

Excellent shots!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 13 years ago

You are welcome..!!

alaynahuter
alaynahuter 13 years ago

Thanks Dan!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 13 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah. This is a cool looking insect. alaynahuter, now that you have the correct ID for your spotting, you can go to 'edit this spotting' in the upper right corner and click on it. There you can add the latin name and common name -short-winged blister beetle, so this won't be an 'unknown spotting' any more.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meloe_angus...

alaynahuter
alaynahuter 13 years ago

Thanks!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 13 years ago

Meloe angusticollis

alaynahuter
Spotted by
alaynahuter

Idaho, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2011
Submitted on May 27, 2011

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