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rove beetle

Philonthus decorus


Shiny black beetle, about 15 mm long.


Woodlands, country roads etc. Europe.


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

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

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