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I found this insect near the top of Mt. Pisgah in Western North Carolina. Does anyone know have any idea?
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Its genus Meloe. Though I don't know what species you have in NC. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meloe
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It's a Meloid beetle -- probably an "oil beetle" of the genus Meloe.
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