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Meloe (niger or angusticollis?) - Meloe niger - male

Meloe (niger or angusticollis?) - Meloe niger - Male
Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada
May 6, 2013
Size: ~17mm
Apologies for the poor picture. It wouldn't stop moving until I let it chew on my thumb. I found shooting it there with a 200mm lens a tad difficult.

Moved tentatively; will seek confirmation
Moved from ID Request.

 
ID confirmed by J.D. Pinto

 
Meloe niger
Thank you. Salt and sun screen was all it was getting, I think!

L

the important parts look crisp enough for an ID
i wonder if he tried to replenish his chemical defenses chewing some out of your thumb

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