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Meloe impressus Don&#039;t worry, she&#039;s not dead - she&#039;s just pretending. <br />
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I based the species level ID on the fact that the head and pronotum were not deeply punctate. Also, the blue color and the time of year further confirm the ID.<br />
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Habitat: Spotted in a meadow next to a mixed forest. There were at least 5 of these beetles hanging out together in the grass.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85457/meloe_impressus.html" title="Meloe impressus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/85457_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1573084810&Signature=McZuNXzUdxjQ7jDO5VVr%2BDhCqjE%3D" width="118" height="152" alt="Meloe impressus Isn&#039;t this romantic? I spotted this couple as the female (larger one seen above) was dragging the male around as they were mating. Their reproductive parts were attached, so she dragged him along wherever she wanted to go.<br />
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I based the species level ID on the fact that the head and pronotum were not deeply punctate. Also, the blue color and the time of year further confirm the ID.<br />
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Habitat: Spotted in a meadow next to a mixed forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85482/meloe_impressus.html<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85482/meloe_impressus.html" title="Meloe impressus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/85482_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1573084810&Signature=pKrGn9UbC9fXM9uPOwx4saiRdCw%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Meloe impressus Isn&#039;t this romantic? I spotted this couple as the female (larger one seen above) was dragging the male around as they were mating. Their reproductive parts were attached, so she dragged him along wherever she wanted to go.<br />
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I based the species level ID on the fact that the head and pronotum were not deeply punctate. Also, the blue color and the time of year further confirm the ID.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Spotted in a meadow next to a mixed forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85457/meloe_impressus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85481/meloe_impressus.html Fall,Geotagged,Meloe impressus,United States" /></a></figure> Fall,Geotagged,Meloe impressus,United States,beetle,meloe Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Meloe impressus

Don't worry, she's not dead - she's just pretending.

I based the species level ID on the fact that the head and pronotum were not deeply punctate. Also, the blue color and the time of year further confirm the ID.

Habitat: Spotted in a meadow next to a mixed forest. There were at least 5 of these beetles hanging out together in the grass.

Meloe impressus Isn't this romantic? I spotted this couple as the female (larger one seen above) was dragging the male around as they were mating. Their reproductive parts were attached, so she dragged him along wherever she wanted to go.<br />
<br />
I based the species level ID on the fact that the head and pronotum were not deeply punctate. Also, the blue color and the time of year further confirm the ID.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Spotted in a meadow next to a mixed forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85482/meloe_impressus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85481/meloe_impressus.html Fall,Geotagged,Meloe impressus,Meloidae,United States,beetle,beetles,blister beetle,meloe,oil beetle,oil beetles

Meloe impressus Isn't this romantic? I spotted this couple as the female (larger one seen above) was dragging the male around as they were mating. Their reproductive parts were attached, so she dragged him along wherever she wanted to go.<br />
<br />
I based the species level ID on the fact that the head and pronotum were not deeply punctate. Also, the blue color and the time of year further confirm the ID.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Spotted in a meadow next to a mixed forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85457/meloe_impressus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85481/meloe_impressus.html Fall,Geotagged,Meloe impressus,United States

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''Meloe impressus'' is a species of blister beetle in the family Meloidae. It is found in North America.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Oct 9, 2019. Captured Oct 8, 2019 12:47 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm