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Insect on sandy bank

Observed: 25th March 2012 By: bradscottukbradscottuk’s reputation in Invertebratesbradscottuk’s reputation in Invertebratesbradscottuk’s reputation in Invertebratesbradscottuk’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

About 3cm long. At first sight I thought it was a large earwig, but it is much too big and doesn't have the distinctive forceps

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It was quite big

I just had a look in Harde, Hammon, Severa on Beetles, and while this is certainly in Staphylinidae, none of the ones illustrated there seem big enough. Maybe 3cm is an over estimate, but it was at least 2cm...

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... or maybe just a genus

... or maybe just a genus ;-)

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

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Other images

The pictures on the BioImages site confirm the identification.