Devil's Coach-horse Beetle
S3, Front Leg, Antenna
Small Rove Beetle
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Torn Rove Beetle (Creophilus lanio)|
|This Photo:||Anterior, with Wings Out|
Thank you Boris Büche for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Notice the wings are out here. Normally (as can be seen above) the wings are neatly folded under the elytra and not visible.
Vik Dunis says of C. lanio "
Head spot: Wide, edge not sharp
Terminal Abdominal Segment: Orange/red"