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No Idea what this is
Location: San Juan County New Mexico, USA
August 23, 2011 8:35 am
I have sent you the clearest photo possible. It seems to have a beetle like shell possible wings underneath, a head and neck that slink in and out like that of a slug and an Ant shaped head.
Signature: New bug watcher

Blister Beetle

Dear New bug watcher,
This is a Blister Beetle in the family Meloidae.  We have identified the species as
Pyrota concinna based on a few photos posted to BugGuide.  This is a new species for our site.  You should read up on Blister Beetles in our archive and on BugGuideso that you are aware of any potential dangers that might arise from trying to handle them.

Blister Beetle: Pyrota concinna

 

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

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