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March 31, 2014
3:15 AM

Post #9801666

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)

March 31, 2014
4:19 AM

Post #9801683

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

March 31, 2014
5:26 AM

Post #9801720

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

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Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 31, 2014
11:49 AM

Post #9802034

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

April 1, 2014
1:54 AM

Post #9802408

Thank you guys. I found it on wiki.

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