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Rove beetle.  Coleoptera,Rove beetle,Staphylinidae Click/tap to enlarge

Rove beetle.

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  1. Wow, weird name and weird looking species! We love that around here :) Posted 5 years ago
  2. Why do you think it is Ocypus olens and not another one of the rove beetles?
    http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19345
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. It's what I've always been told they are called growing up and seemed to match the images I searched for on Google the closest.... Happy to be corrected though if it is mis-identified? Posted 5 years ago
      1. It's hard to identify them because there are many similar species. This is not the best point of view for identification either. A top view would show the shape and size of the different segments. However, what I can see here is the texture - this one is very smooth and shiny while Ocypus olens isn't.
        http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/devils-coach-horse
        http://www.kerbtier.de/Pages/Fotos/FotoLargeN/Staphylinidae/Ocypus-olens-n.jpg
        Posted 5 years ago
        1. Thank you for the links, I can see what you mean, the Ocypus Olens seems to have a matt finish where as this one is shiny. I'll remove the species type as to not mis-inform anyone. Posted 5 years ago
  3. Hi Stewart,
    WildFlower was right of course at the time. This is most certainly one of the smaller Rove beetles (not Ocypus olens), but these are a daunting group to identify end usually require microscopic examination. I haven't studied the family and can't identify images like these - sorry - but I've corrected the tags.
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. No need to be sorry, I appreciate your assistance as well as that of Wildflower's too in trying to correctly identify this creature. Posted 3 years ago

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Uploaded Jun 27, 2015. Captured Jun 27, 2015 16:56.
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