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Jan 5, 2012 11:20 PM

What is this monster

Found this rather large insect (approx 30mm long) running across our living room floor this evening.  Does anyone know what it is and should I be worried that there are more of them lurking around the house?




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    Jan 6, 2012 12:28 AM (in response to Melvin)
    Re: What is this monster

    First of all: It is not a monster!

    Second: It is a beetle belonging to Staphylinidae.

    Third: It looks quite large so it might be a Staphylinus olens.

    (I've spent some years with beetles, but always excluded the staphs - and a few other "groups"...)


    And I prefer Stones to Beatles when it comes to music. So, fossils, let's spend the night together!

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