CLOSED: what bug is this

resita, Romania

Hi, i found this insect in the forest near the town i live in, in romania. It is about 4-5 cm long and i have no clue about if it can fly. can anyone tell me what bug it is?

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Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

Some species of ground beetle, but I have no knowledge of what one finds in Romania.

Minot, ND

Not a ground beetle at all, but a female blister beetle in the genus Meloe - look up 'oil beetle'...

This message was edited Mar 31, 2014 7:26 AM

Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

Thought its abdomen looked too broad for a blister beetle, but then, my knowledge of insects is pretty casual. Sorry for the mis-info.

resita, Romania

Thank you guys. I found it on wiki.

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