Oil Beetle

Odd blue bug
Location:  NY
September 11, 2010 5:43 pm
Found this taking dog for a walk near a trail, The only thing I can compare it to is a giant over-sized ant but closer inspection shows it wasn’t.
Signature:  JQ

Oil Beetle

Hi JQ,
Your Oil Beetle in the genus
Meloe is a Blister Beetle.  You may read more in our archives or on BugGuide.

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