Metallic blue bug
Wed, May 6, 2009 at 6:47 PM
Hello WTB,i have been seeing this bug around my town and have no clue what it is. It looks like an ant but has a sort of metallic bue finish on it and is often about an inch to an inch and a half in length. They usually apear in the summer mouths only.
central new jersey

Oil Beetle

Oil Beetle

Dear squishworthy,
While we don’t feel entirely comfortable with your name and its ramifications, we will nonetheless write back to you to tell you that this is a Blister Beetle in the genus Meloe, commonly called an Oil Beetle.

I see now that the name was a poor choice but a assure you that this bug and the many others that I encounter I do not harm and appreciate their respective services to nature as a whole
Thank you and I hope to have the opportunity to submit to your site again
Steven from jersey
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