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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Hairy Rove Beetle Creophilus maxillosus

Hairy Rove Beetle   Creophilus maxillosus

Size 15 to 22 mm

The large size and stout build, with the distinctive pattern of creamy grey hairs on an otherwise dark body will identify this beetle. The shiny thorax is free from hairs. Curls when threatened, and may   raise its tail 'Scorpion like way

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