What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Ant or wasp family?
Geographic location of the bug:  Ludlow, Vermont
Date: 12/16/2017
Time: 03:27 PM EDT
Curious as to what this is, having never seeing one before!
How you want your letter signed:  Gary Stevens

Oil Beetle

Dear Gary,
Though many folks mistake them for queen ants, this is actually an Oil Beetle in the genus
Meloe.  We will be postdating your submission to go live to our site at the end of the month when our editorial staff is away on holiday.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Ludlow, Vermont

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