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Beetle Ant?
Dear, Whats That Bug,

Hello, my name is Joshua and I need some help identifying this bug. It looks like it is half beetle, half ant, and is about an inch and a quarter long. I live in Huntsville, Alabama attached are some pictures that i took of the bug. Note: The large yellow spot is part of the pin I used to hold the bug.

Hi Joshua,
We feel the pain being endured by the poor impaled False Bombardier Beetle, genus Galerita. These are Ground Beetles and they are predatory. They are not at all harmful to you or your pets or your lovely beige carpet.

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