Carrion Beetle
Ventral
Ellura
Rove Beetle
 
    
Devil's Coach-horse Beetle (Creophilus erythrocephalus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae)
Species: Devil's Coach-horse Beetle (Creophilus erythrocephalus)
Other names: Rove Beetle, Devil's footman, Devil's coachman and Devil's steed

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
While found around carrion, they feed on fly larvae on dead animals.

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)