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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?
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!