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Species Meloe niger - Black Meloe

Beetle - Meloe niger - female Meloe niger - male Meloe niger - male - female Oil beetle - Meloe niger - male Meloe niger - male Meloe niger - male Meloe niger - male Oil Beetle - Meloe niger - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Meloidae (Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Meloinae
Genus Meloe (Oil Beetles)
Species niger (Black Meloe)
Explanation of Names
Meloe niger Kirby 1837
Size
8-18 mm(1)
Range
across Canada south to PA-WI-TX-CA(1)(BG data)
Season
mostly Apr-May (BG data)
active primarily during spring and early summer over its entire range(1); in WI, demonstrates both a spring and fall activity(2)
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