Rove Beetle roves across the Bathroom Floor 09.11.2020


I found this teeny Staphylinid or Rove Beetle roving across my bathroom floor this morning. When I say “teeny,” it is exactly that! At about 3mm, I’m surprised I even saw it. πŸ‘€

Tachinus or Crab-like Rove Beetle – San Juan Island, WA 09.11.2020
Tachinus or Crab-like Rove Beetle – San Juan Island, WA 09.11.2020
Tachinus or Crab-like Rove Beetle – San Juan Island, WA 09.11.2020

This beetle has weird little setae all over the abdomen. I had to take some photos (and video) before I let it go back to doing whatever it was doing. Maybe it was heading back to somewhere behind the wall where it has its own little home. 🏑, or maybe this πŸ•, or even this….🏰

Tachinus or Crab-like Rove Beetle – San Juan Island, WA 09.11.2020

“What sort of Rove Beetle is this?” you might ask. Well, this rove beetle is in the insect order Staphylinidae and genus Tachinus, the Crab-Like Rove Beetles. Check out the link on bugguide.net to read more about them. https://bugguide.net/node/view/14062

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