Oil Beetle

Subject: Wondering what kind of ant is this
Location: Acworth, GA
February 9, 2015 12:15 pm
I found this large ant, assuming it is/was a queen, in my garden while weeding. I live in Acworth, GA and the ant was dead, but wanted to know what kind it is. It was about an inch in length and as far as I could tell completely black in color. Any ideas?? Thanks!
Signature: Gwen

Oil Beetle
Oil Beetle

Dear Gwen,
What you have mistaken for an Ant is actually an Oil Beetle in the genus

Thank you!!!  Now I know not to touch a live one since they can cause blisters on human skin…always good to know!!
Love your site and appreciate all the information.

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