Blister Beetle, Meloe angusticollis
(with hitchhiker)

Beavercreek Wetlands, Greene Co., Ohio

Thanks to Jim Scionka for
identifying this for me.

Beetles

Passalid beetle

Blister beetle

British stag beetles

July 2005 - I recently received an interesting email regarding the "hitchhiker" on this blister beetle. It turns out to be a small beetle in the genus Pedilus.

For more information, visit Leslie Saul's website, which includes a pdf of a paper summarizing Pedilus/Meloe interactions.