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Nov 2, 2010 11:30 AM

Scorpion ?

Hi can anyone help this insect has been seen twice in our garden it is about 50mm in lenght  black in colour i know it looks like a scorpion but is it. !!!!

I live in southwest france  ( where it was seen ) 50 mile from biarritz and close to the pyrenees.

Hope someone can help.



bettle or is it a scorpion.jpg

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    Nov 2, 2010 3:59 PM (in response to bazandwen)
    Re: Scorpion ?
    It's a beetle of the Staphylinidae family.  The largest in the UK is Ocypus olens, the Devil's Coach-horse.  Yours is probably that species, although there may be other large species on the continent.
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