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Rove Beetle?

Observed: 6th March 2013 By: Ed_PEd_P’s reputation in InvertebratesEd_P’s reputation in InvertebratesEd_P’s reputation in Invertebrates
Rove Beetle?

Shiny, black. Short elytra. In leaf-litter. Several focus-stacked images combined.

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Meant to add that the reason it is Stenus is down to the bulging eyes and the parallel-sided body shape, very characteristic for the genus as a whole. Most Stenus are blackish although a few have lighter spots.

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