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Oil Beetle with Tachinidae egg? - Meloe impressus - female

Oil Beetle with Tachinidae egg? - Meloe impressus - Female
Atco, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
October 14, 2011
Size: 20mm?
Not great images... Found eating grass with one more female and one male (bigger than females).
Is that white thing Tachinidae egg? If so, you can add to this article? http://bugguide.net/node/view/379399

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Oil Beetle with Tachinidae egg? - Meloe impressus - female Oil Beetle with Tachinidae egg? - Meloe impressus - female

probably Meloe impressus (female) --det. J.D. Pinto
his comment: "cannot absolutely discount the far less common M. americanus as a possibility"

Moved from Oil Beetles.

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