Subject: Weird blue bug
Geographic location of the bug: Scioto County,Ohio
Time: 06:27 PM EDT
Found this unusual creature while hiking in southern Ohio on September 10,2017.It was scurrying through the leaf litter and its bright blue color caught my eye.Have never seen anything like this and hope you can ID it for me.
How you want your letter signed: Stumped in Ohio
Dear Stumped in Ohio,
This is one gorgeous Beetle larva. We quickly identified it on BugGuide as a Notched Mouth Ground Beetle larva from the genus Dicaelus. According to BugGuide, the habitat is “Woodlands, esp. deciduous. Usually found under rocks, logs.”