Blister beetle (Meloe proscarabeus)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Meloidae
Genus: Meloe
Species: proscarabeus

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Skowhegan, Maine
Burt, New York

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On Dec 4, 2010, daredevil from Niagara Falls, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This beetle was first observed when the population of solitary bees soared in an area of our woods in 2008. While said to prey on the eggs of the bees, they were seen eating the leaves, flowers and flower stems of Anemone (syn. Hepatica) acutiloba. Many plants were completely defoliated.