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Quick wriggler

Observed: 6th October 2010 By: Wendy ClarkWendy Clark’s reputation in Invertebrates
quick wriggler
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Description:

black - many segments -longer than beetle -but not as long as a millipede - wriggled out of sight quickly

Identifications
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Comments

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Quick Wriggler

It could be a rove beetle (Staphylinidae). The elytra (wing covers) of many rove beetles cover only some of the segments. 'Quick wriggler' is a good description of how rove beetles move.