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Quite Odd - Megetra cancellata - female

Quite Odd - Megetra cancellata - Female
Little Florida Mountains, Luna County, New Mexico, USA
October 11, 2008
Size: abt 40 mm
These were found en masse! in a canyon southeast of Deming, New Mexico. Any ideas? I know scorpions, not beetles! =)

Megetra cancellata
This is the only place I was able to find this interesting "bug". I live and work in Alamogordo, NM. I have lived her my entire life, moved to AZ for 5 years and came back. Not until this last summer did I see this bug and more than one. I showed everyone at work to see if anyone knew what it was, no one did. I have been trying to figure out what it was. This is wonderful! I noticed that I only saw them after a rain, is this normal? Or just an incorrect observation?

Beautiful Picture, wish I cou
Beautiful Picture, wish I could come across one of these!

This is in the blister beetle family..
but it is in the genus Megetra

and i think it is Megetra cancellata to be more exact but lets wait for an expert before moving it to species level.

Thanks y'all!

It's a blister beetle of some
It's a blister beetle of some sort. I saw one once at Chaco Canyon.

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