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Meloe niger - male - female

Meloe niger - Male Female
Kennebunk, York County, Maine, USA
March 23, 2012
I found nine of these in the same place as from last year, but much earlier. They were around these nests: .

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Meloe niger - male - female Meloe niger - female Meloe niger - male Meloe niger - male - female

Moved tentatively; will seek confirmation
Moved from Beetles.

 
ID confirmed by J.D. Pinto: "Yes, M. niger.
"... Certain NE US populations, such as this one, have a wider head and pronotum than is typical for the species."

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