Hello, we found these little critters in some holes we dug for a fence. Every night we check the holes for varmints, we find about 6 or 7 of these little guys. So, what are they? I have never seen anything like them. We live in Germany , on the Luxembourg border. Thanks.
Die Deutsche Mannschaft ( The German Crew )
How nice of you to include an American quarter so we would have a better idea of scale. These are Devil’s Coach Horses, a type of Rove Beetle originally from Europe. They have become quite naturalized in Southern California and other areas of the U.S. We love them in our garden since they eat slugs and snails.