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Black Beetle - Meloe

Black Beetle - Meloe
Lory State Park, near Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, USA
April 21, 2007
Size: one inch

from John Pinto:
"nothing I've seen before -- new?"

Moved from Oil Beetles.

Hi Paul, good to see your images again
This looks like a male in the genus Meloe, see here

I moved the image to the Meloe genus. I've posted a couple others this spring, a Mourning Cloak butterfly and a black and yellow fly that looks like a bee (can't remeber the name).

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