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.
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.