Devil's Coach-horse Beetle
S3, Front Leg, Antenna
Adelaide Hills
Small Rove Beetle
Torn Rove Beetle (Creophilus lanio)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
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
Elytra: Black
Terminal Abdominal Segment: Orange/red"

Copyright © 2010-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Apr-2010
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.