Rove beetles around Torphins Wood, Scotland.

Creophilus maxillosus, Hairy rove beetle

Creophilus maxilosus adult rove beetle

Found on or near carrion.

Adult body length 15 - 25 mm

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Ontholestes tessellatus, a rove beetle

Ontholestes tessellatus.  An adult rove beetle, Staphylinidae

Usually found near carrion or dung, but also in compost heaps.

Adult length is 13 - 20 mm.

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Ocypus olens Devil's coach horse

Ocypus olens Devil's coach horse

At least 22 mm long.

Attacks anything.

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