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Devil's coach horse beetle

Ocypus olens

Description:

At about 25–28 millimetres (1.0–1.1 in) it is one of the larger British beetles. Its wing covers (elytra) are short covering only its thorax, exposing the abdominal segments. The abdominal musculature is powerful and the abdominal segments are covered with sclerotized plates

Habitat:

shelters during the day under stones, logs or leaf litter. It is most often seen in forests, parks

Notes:

The Beetle was out in 34° weather

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daniel.dparsons
Spotted by
daniel.dparsons

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Feb 23, 2012
Submitted on Feb 23, 2012

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