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Rove Beetle


A small black and yellow Rove Beetle, 6 mm long. When it felt threatened, it would lift the tip of the abdomen like a wasp. In the last picture, the wings are unfolded from the small elytra typical of this family. These are fast and active predators and good fliers. Family Staphylinidae.


Came to an ultraviolet light. Finca Argovia, Ruta de Cafe, Tapachula, Chiapas.

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Spotted on Nov 18, 2015
Submitted on Dec 8, 2015

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