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rove beetle

Philonthus decorus

Description:

Shiny black beetle, about 15 mm long.

Habitat:

Woodlands, country roads etc. Europe.

Notes:

This one just landed in my garden and its wings are still visible. It carries two passengers: a couple of mites, who are using the insect as a means of transportation.

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EmilieChich
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EmilieChich

Gif-sur-Yvette, Île-de-France, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Jun 16, 2012
Submitted on Jan 10, 2013

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