What’s that bug?!
Location: San Leandro, CA
October 18, 2011 3:30 am
Saw this outside my house. San Leandro, California. Body looks like a wheelbug’s but the head looks like an ant’s head. This thing gave my Duck a fight and won. It would curl it’s tail up and make a karate stance. Even took a video for you.
Signature: Irvin Najera
The Devil’s Coachhorse is a European Rove Beetle that has become naturalized in parts of North America including Southern California. Though it strikes a convincing threat posture, it is not a poisonous species, though it is capable of releasing a foul odor from scent glands in its abdomen.