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COLEOPTERA
Meloe sp.
Migra l-Ferha (Imtahleb)
5/01/10
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Meloidae
This is an unidentified beetle. It is a member of the genus Meloe, possibly Meloe tuccius, but the specimen was not examined carefully and this is the only photo. Members of the genus Meloe are known as the oil beetles as they secrete a poisonous liquid which can cause skin blisters.