A rove beetle in the West Wickham Common light trap.
No interactions present.
Just to be sure, how long was it please ?
Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
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A little over 2 cm.
There is a distinct ridge along the middle of the thorax, which I don't see on pictures of Ocypus olens on the Internet. Also, there is a depression at the front of the elytra, and no obvious scutellum - again unlike pictures of O. olens. I'm not a beetle expert but it doesn't look right to me.
Lat/Lng: 51.3682649, 0.0134148
OS grid ref: TQ402651