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Ant queen?
Location: Michigan
November 10, 2011 11:00 pm
I found this in the woods and I thought it might be an ant queen. It’s a little over an inch long so I was able to spot it from a distance. Any ideas?
Signature: Weezie G.

Oil Beetle

Dear Weezie,
At this time of year, we typically get numerous requests like your request to identify Oil Beetles in the genus
Meloe.  You are not the first person who has mistaken an Oil Beetle for a queen ant.

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