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I found this insect in my garden

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It's the first time I see this insect, so I'm wondering what it is.

It has blueish, purplish reflections, a head like an ant or wasp but it's the size of a thumb (4-5cm)

I am located in Hungary if it can help identify it

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I am pretty sure that this is an oil beetle (also known as blister beetle) of the family Meloidae. In this special case this is probably the violet oil beetle (Meloe violaceus), although this does not completely coincide with the size you mention. The slightly different color is probably caused by the different lighting.

See the image from this Wikipedia for comparision:

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Be careful with them, as they can secrete a poisonous substance making blisters on the skin (hence there name) when they feel attacked. For more information see also here.

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