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Rove beetle.

Observed: 25th October 2012 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebrates
Rove beetle.
Description:

A rove beetle in the West Wickham Common light trap.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

Size

Just to be sure, how long was it please ?

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Length

A little over 2 cm.

Bill Welch

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There is a distinct ridge

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.