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Rove Beetle

Observed: 28th September 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in Invertebrates
Rove Beetle
Description:

Spotted on a fence outside an isolated building during the day when this species is usually hiding under stones.
Edit: Changed from Devil's Coach Horse to Rove Beetle.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Stephen Boulton's picture

please see

Thistle's picture

P. marginatus ...

... has conspicuous orange sides to its thorax which I can't see on the photo above.

Ian

Stephen Boulton's picture

hi there

I understand that but they vary in colour , i can almost say for certain it is a rove beetle but its just the type im not 100% sure of your photo i can say 100% isnt a devils coach horse. heres a couple of my photos showing the size of a DCH compared to my ring finger http://beekeepersgarden.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/devils-coach-horse-ocyp...

Stevo

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Agree not DCH.

Agree not DCH.