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Blister Beetle

Meloe sp.

Description:

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

Habitat:

Front yard of suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA home.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Latimeria
Latimeria 10 years ago
Blister Beetle
Meloe sp. Meloe


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2 Comments

Mostly Microbe
Mostly Microbe 10 years ago

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

Latimeria
Latimeria 10 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.

Mostly Microbe
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Mostly Microbe

Pennsylvania, USA

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

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