Help ID’ing a bug
Hi, can you help me identify the following very scary looking bug I found in my Seattle office? It raised its hind up like a scorpion to sting when it got scared (I’m speculating on its emotional state), and it appears to have a stinger, as well as some nice pincers? 6 legs and a couple antennas, I think.
Thanks!
Jason

Hi Jason,
Though an introduced species from Europe, this Rove Beetle, the Devil’s Coach Horse, is a gardener’s friend since it is one of the few predators that will eat snails and slugs. The defensive posture is a sham as the beetle has no stinger. It is harmless.

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