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Subject: Black Bug with Stinger
Location: Tacom, WA
July 21, 2016 10:25 pm
Help! Looking to identify this bug, found him and a few of his friends in the last week in our basement. About an inch, six legs with a possible small stinger. Found in Tacoma, Washington this summer.
Signature: Mindy

Rove Beetle

Rove Beetle

Dear Mindy,
This is some species of Rove Beetle in the family Staphylinidae, possibly
 Ocypus aeneocephalus which is pictured on BugGuide and is an introduced species in your area.

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Subject: What is it?
Location: Kent uk
July 16, 2016 11:50 am
My kids asked me what this is. I don’t know!
Signature: Karen

Rove Beetle:  Staphylinus caesareus

Rove Beetle: Staphylinus caesareus

Dear Karen,
This colorful Rove Beetle is
Staphylinus caesareus.

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Subject: Can’t Identify
Location: Montrose, Pennsylvania
June 27, 2016 10:46 am
Hi! I live in a rural, farm rich area of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I found this flying insect on my deck steps. At first, I thought it was dead but after a few pictures, it flew away. I’ve never seen one before & couldn’t find an exact match to identify it. Would you happen to know what it is? P.S., this was found on a rainy, warm June day when the farmers next door were bailing hay~ Thank you!
Signature: Amy M. Newhart

Rove Beetle

Rove Beetle

Dear Amy,
This is a Rove Beetle in the family Staphylinidae, and while we are not certain of the species, it does appear as though it might be
Platydracus maculosus based on this BugGuide image.

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Subject: Rove Beetle
Location: Santa Cruz do sul, Rs, Brasil
March 2, 2016 8:02 am
Hello I was with my sister photographing some wildlife animals near my house , when in the midst of a trunk partially eaten by termites came across this peculiar insect that had never seen in my life , so I looked about and did not find much thing , only that he is an insect of the family Staphylinidae follows insect photos , I hope you like .
Signature: Tiago Back

Rove Beetle

Rove Beetle

Dear Tiago,
The first time we saw an image of this stunning Rove Beetle from the genus
Glenus, we were quite amazed.  The colors are striking.

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Subject: Is this a Eudicella Beetle?
Location: Greendale Harare 17 48′ 28.9″ S 31 6′ 42.5″ E
February 10, 2016 11:44 am
This fellow was sitting on a chair in our garden in Harare. I think it might be a Eudicella beetle but would like a proper identification. The picture was taken on Monday or Tuesday by my sister. I include the housefly to give an idea of the size of the beetle.
The weather here is late summer/ rainy season.
Signature: Upapa Epops

Regal Fruit Chafer from Zimbabwe: Ranzania splendens

Regal Fruit Chafer from Zimbabwe: Ranzania splendens

Dear Upapa,
We believe this gorgeous Regal Fruit Chafer is Ranzania splendens. We researched much information in our previous posting.  There are many similarities to the members of the genus
Eudicella since they are in the same family.  We located images of them on Flower Beetles.

Thank you so much for your prompt reply and the links to the other lovely beetles. So nice to have them in the garden.

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Subject: Bug identification
Location: Clemson sc
January 4, 2016 9:58 am
Hi a friend found this bug and we can’t figure out what kind it is some people are saying mole cricket but this bug only has 4 legs and the head is different than that of a mole cricket.
Signature: Anna

Rove Beetle:  Platydracus maculosus

Rove Beetle: Platydracus maculosus

Dear Anna,
This is a Rove Beetle in the family Staphylinidae.  We believe we have correctly identified it as
 Platydracus maculosus thanks to this image on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, it prefers:  “primarily, deciduous forests and open areas: on carrion/dung, in leaf litter, rotting fungi.”

 

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