Anyone know what type of insect is?

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Anyone know what type of insect is?

Post by maitlandrew » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:53 pm

I found this insect near the top of Mt. Pisgah in Western North Carolina. Does anyone know have any idea?
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Post by Beetle » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:17 pm

Its genus Meloe. Though I don't know what species you have in NC.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meloe
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Post by angel92 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:28 pm

It's a Meloid beetle -- probably an "oil beetle" of the genus Meloe.

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