Medium
Photo © Kent Miller, some rights reserved
Headlands Beach State Park (Google, OSM)
41.7563792, -81.2890451
Accuracy: 1237m
open

Description

Saw several of these large insects on the beach. Easily 2" long.

Apr. 24, 2012 17:35:54 -0400
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Oil Beetles - Photo (c) Dick, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: Oil Beetles (Genus Meloe)
Posted by muir over 2 years ago (Flag)
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I'm pretty sure this is an oil beetle. I saw one in Virginia and posted some information.

Posted by muir over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by hartvillestuff over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks! That's a pretty interesting bug!

Posted by hartvillestuff over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Oil Beetles - Photo (c) Dick, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Oil Beetles (Genus Meloe)
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