Subject: Blue beetle?
Geographic location of the bug: West Virginia
Time: 08:09 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: What is this guy?!
How you want your letter signed: Marion Sophia
This is a Blister Beetle in the genus Meloe commonly called an Oil Beetle. According to BugGuide, there are 22 North American species and we do not have the required qualifications to provide you with a species. We do know that some species are found in the spring and others in the fall.