Subject: What bug is this?
Location: Boulder Colorado
August 6, 2017 1:56 pm
It does not have pinchers. Not an earwig and the legs are not long enough to be a nymph assassin bug. It was outside and not a threat to me but I’m just really curious what it is.
WE believe, based on this BugGuide image, that your Rove Beetle is Platydracus immaculatus. BugGuide states its habitat is “open habitats, esp. stony areas with sandy soil” and that it is “now infrequently collected over much of its range.” This Rove Beetle poses no threat to you.