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Large blue bug carrying a firefly on its back - Meloe angusticollis - female

Large blue bug carrying a firefly on its back - Meloe angusticollis - Female
Leo Petroglyph State Memorial, Jackson County, Ohio, USA
April 23, 2008
Size: 3 - 4 cm
Walking slowly, leaving a long trail of feces. Firefly was immobile

Meloe angusticollis --det. J.D. Pinto
Moved from Oil Beetles.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

nice scene, but no fireflies here...
this is a ♀ Meloe ?angusticollis dragging around a ♀ Pedilus who tries to get some poison or her choice [that would be cantharidin] from the big lady

 
Thanks for the ID
Thank you very much for the quick id...of both. The behavior of the Pedilus is quite intersting.

 
some spectacular scenes for you to enjoy:

they're fiercely after the fix

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