Rove Beetle

Is this a Devil’s Coach Horse?
Location: Wright County, MN
February 21, 2012 11:16 pm
My wife freaked out last night when this bug started jumping around by her drawing table. It had a stance like a scorpion after I finally caught it. It seemed to have wings but it only flew (more like a jump) at a short distance like a pheasant. At first I thought it was an ant because of the head and jaws. Than I noticed on its tail it had two antenna type thingys. Sorry for the poor photos but it would not listen very well and stay still. Oh yeah, its also black, brown at tip of tail, and antenna’s on its head as well. Thanks.
Signature: Alan Gunderson

Rove Beetle

Hi Allen,
While this is not a Devil’s Coach Horse, a much larger species, you are correct that your individual is in the same family.  Rove Beetles are a very large family and we will not be able to provide you with a more specific identification.

3 thoughts on “Rove Beetle”

  1. Hi, I am in CT and I believe I found this inside where I work, it had a threatening pose as described, and it was about 1.5 cm long. I did not think they were in Connecticut. Is there a way to post a picture?
    -Robin

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