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identification request
Saw this guy at the Rockhound State Park near Deming, NM in late November 2006. It is a desert area, and there were lots of the familiar Darkling beetles with their raised hindquarters in the vicinity. We have those at home (in So Cal) and I am very familiar with them. This particular beetle however I have never seen before. The photo shows it at about 160% size. Thank you,
John Subik
Temecula, CA

Hi John,
This is a Blister Beetle in the genus Megetra.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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