What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Huge abdomen
Location: Springfield MO
January 24, 2017 9:30 pm
I just moved to springfield mo. It is winter here (January) I came across what resembled an ant or beetle. Unfortunately I could not obtain a clear photo for it was night time and my dog got to the bug before I could get it indoors to examine it. I am an avid hiker and i have done farm work, never have seen this before. There are several types of trees around the house but I could not identify the bug as a specfic beetle to the area.
Signature: Christopher

Oil Beetle

Dear Christopher,
Even with the poor quality of your image, the identity of this Oil Beetle is unmistakable.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Springfield, Missouri

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