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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Staphylinidae – Rove Beetle

I've just discovered that there are apparently over a 1000 species in the family staphylinidae, at which point I almost lost the will to live. After a search I came across Mark Telfer's blog and having had a good look I came to the conclusion that it may be a member of the sub-family steninae which is about as far as I can go.

I've sent out a few emails in the hope that someone can help identify this rather colourful specimen which I spotted at NH 30256 26219 on 18.05.11

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