Ocypus olens, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland

Ocypus olens, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland

Observation - Ocypus olens, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland - UK and Ireland. Description: Large black rove beetle observed underneath stone within main woodland area of the hills. No time to add size ID but would estimate length at over 20mm and blurred photo 4 gives a rough indication of size given foreground ivy leaves. Note short elytra whi

Large black rove beetle observed underneath stone within main woodland area of the hills. No time to add size ID but would estimate length at over 20mm and blurred photo 4 gives a rough indication of size given foreground ivy leaves. Note short elytra which only cover the thorax and the body has a matt appearance due to covering of fine hairs. The terminal antennal segments are dull orange and the eyes have a reddish hue. All photos taken using Flash.