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Blister Beetle

Meloe sp.


Some sort of large (long), black beetle. Distinct segmentation on antennae. Anyone know what kind of beetle this is?


Front yard of suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA home.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Latimeria 11 years ago
Blister Beetle
Meloe sp. Meloe

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Mostly Microbe 11 years ago

Thanks for the info Latimeria! I'm glad I didn't get any closer or decide to pick this one up!

Latimeria 11 years ago

That's a blister beetle, so called because it can exude liquid from its joints that will cause blisters if it comes into contact with your skin. Certainly a beautiful beetle, but not one you would want to aggravate.

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Mostly Microbe

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Oct 21, 2011
Submitted on Oct 21, 2011

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