Subject: What’s this bug
March 28, 2017 2:33 pm
My brother has just found 3 of these I’m his house, and is worried they are cockroaches!!!!
Can you help with what they are?
We are in England and the midlands area.
Signature: Regards Jacquie
This is not a Cockroach. It is a beneficial, predatory Rove Beetle in the family Staphylinidae, but alas, we have not had much luck determining a species name. There are many species of Rove Beetles illustrated on NatureSpot, but none that looks quite like yours. According to Mark Telfer’s Website: “There are about 1,134 species in this family, as delimited in the Duff (2012) checklist. This one family thus contains over a quarter of the 4,072 species of beetle.” We believe those statistics refer to the British Islands.