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Staphylinid sp. rove beetle Found underneath bark mulch. After scurrying around, the beetle settled in to this crevice for a short while.<br />
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When my image was on the big computer screen, I noticed the spider-type mites on the beetle&#039;s body.<br />
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10 mm in length Australia,Coleoptera,Geotagged,Staphylinidae,arthropod,fauna,insect,invertebrate,macro,new south wales,rove beetle,spring Click/tap to enlarge

Staphylinid sp. rove beetle

Found underneath bark mulch. After scurrying around, the beetle settled in to this crevice for a short while.

When my image was on the big computer screen, I noticed the spider-type mites on the beetle's body.

10 mm in length

    comments (2)

  1. So cool how for the mites, this beetle is like a jumbo jet. Posted 2 months ago
  2. It's always fun to find photo bombers :} If you hadn't mentioned them, I probably would have overlooked them as wood flakes... but then they have legs! Posted 2 months ago

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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Sep 18, 2021. Captured Sep 18, 2021 11:12 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/14.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO500
  • 105mm