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Big Ant with a big butt?
Location: South New Jersey
December 19, 2010 3:22 pm
Hi,
I saw this Big ant with a big butt crawling up on the side of my house outside, really slowly. Is this a ”queen” ant that’s pregnant or something? Or is it even an ant at all?
Thanks
Signature: Joe

Oil Beetle

Dear Joe
Many people make the mistake of misidentifying the Oil Beetle for a queen ant.  Oil Beetles are Blister Beetles in the genus
Meloe.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: New Jersey

2 Responses to Oil Beetle

  1. Looking at these antilock beetles.Are the slanderous to my house,yard,pets or humans? How do I get rid of them?

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