Fished this insect out of a small artificial stream where it was struggling to escape, west of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Co., New Mexico, USA.
Slender beetle, approx. 3/4 - 1 inch in length, with metallic green back. It appeared to be foraging near and under a water step in the trail. Very flashy and everyone stopped to look at it. On the Lamoille Lake trail.
This is just one of many bugs that were out yesterday in the woods enjoying the nice weather. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
not sure if its E.funebris or cinerea
Blister beetles are beetles (Coleoptera) of the family Meloidae, so called for their defensive secretion of a blistering agent, cantharidin. There are approximately 7,500 known species worldwide. Many are conspicuous and some aposematically colored, announcing their toxicity to would-be predators.