we dont know what it is we found it n a hedgerow in Norfolk
by bashing a bush.
No interactions present.
This is one of the smaller rove beetles (Staphylinidae). Someone else might be able to narrow it down a bit further.
I think this is likely to be Tachyporus obtusus - a tiny rove beetle. You can't see all the details you need to be completely sure of this (there are over 1000 species in the Rove beetle family), but see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tachyporus_obtusus01.jpg
Good suggestion, looks a very good match for Tachyporus obtusus, but I don't know whether there are any other species that look similar. See also the photo at:
from the Kerbtier website:
Entomologist and biological recorder
This also keys out as T. obtusus in (Joy) but may be a more recent split.
Lat/Lng: 52.8, 1.4
OS grid ref: TG3035