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Beetle

Observed: 14th August 2011 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Description:

Beetle found in garden at night, looks like could be a Devil's coach horse only smaller and less matt than one sin books so I think maybe a related species?

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Refugee's picture

What if it is disturbed

Does it lift its tail and show a flag?
I was given a common name:- Devli's coachman for one that looks like this that raises its tail and shows a crab pincer like flag that i have seen several times over many years.

Refugee

Angusranger's picture

Rove Beetle

Could possibly be one of two. Ocypus olens commonly known as the Devil's Coach Horse or Philonthus fimetarius. There appear to be numerous similar species.

Graeme's picture

it didn't raise its tail, but

it didn't raise its tail, but maybe I didn't threaten it enough.Thats why I questioned devils coach horse

Graeme Davis