What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What IS this thing?!
Location: Memphis, TN
February 14, 2014 5:51 am
I found this crawling on the threshold of my front entrance tonight when I got home from work. I was shocked, because today was our first relatively warm (high above 40) day in about three weeks. So I brought her inside and had my son take some pictures. I thought maybe a queen ant, but figured you all could tell us for sure.
Signature: Editormum

Oil Beetle

Oil Beetle

Dear Editormum,
This impressive creature is an Oil Beetle, one of the Blister Beetles in the genus
Meloe, and you can see BugGuide for additional information.

Oil Beetle

Oil Beetle

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Memphis, Tennessee

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