Subject: Identify this bug?
Geographic location of the bug: Columbus, N.M.
Time: 10:00 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: We are on the border of New Mexico and saw this bug about the approx size of a quarter.
How you want your letter signed: Gaila
This is a Blister Beetle in the genus Megetra and we identified it on BugGuide. There are three species in the genus, and two are found in New Mexico, but they look so similar, we cannot discern a difference.