Short-winged Blister Beetle (Meloe angusticollis)

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

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Iowa, Louisiana
Knoxville, Maryland
Oakland, Maryland
Harvard, Massachusetts
Northville, Michigan
Glouster, Ohio
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On Jan 26, 2009, LadyAshleyR from Oakland, MD wrote:

WARNING!:
Beetles secrete a fluid from their leg-joint which causes blistering on contact with human skin.

Neutral

On Mar 10, 2009, smithsinca from Pioneer, CA wrote:

We live in Amador County CA. My husband found a strange looking (what we thought was) black ant. Tried finding pictures and finally came across DAVE'S GARDEN with the exact image of our bug. I noticed that there is a "Regional" section and wanted to add our County to that! Very interesting critter!!
Thank you for the information and providing identification. It was driving me crazy now knowing what it is.
Smithsinca