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Rove beetle (Staphylinus dimidiaticornis) ???

Observed: 16th May 2013 By: Thomas _J_PlantThomas _J_Plant’s reputation in Invertebrates
Rove beetle (Staphylinus dimidiaticornis) ???

Fairly certain this Staphylinus dimidiaticornis due the "Lack of yellow pubescence on the scutellum and temples and dark antennal tips".
Can anyone confirm or suggest something else?

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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S. erythropterus - the yellow

S. erythropterus - the yellow hair on the scutellum (triangle between the elytra bases) is obvious.

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Thank you for identifying it

Thank you for identifying it and explaining why.

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Staphylinus erythropterus

A good find and nice shot

There is a super illustration here Staphylinus erythropterus

and for comparison Staphylinus dimidiaticornis

Best Wishes


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