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Rove Beetle

Observed: 18th September 2011 By: LmcaskieLmcaskie’s reputation in InvertebratesLmcaskie’s reputation in Invertebrates
Devil's Coach Horse Staphylinus olens 1
Devil's Coach Horse Staphylinus olens 1 1
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Syrphus's picture

This is the second recent

This is the second recent post of a black Staph as a DCH, when it clearly is not. There are many species in this huge family, and many are quite big and/or black, but DCH is a very distinct shape - noticeably heavily built in comparison with this beast, with a wider abdomen and much heavier head.

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Cheers guys you are probably

Cheers guys you are probably right, I am using a guide to insects rather than a specialist beetles guide, dch was the closest match in the book but I agree the body shape is not the same.