Caroline Gill's Wildlife Record:
Suffolk Horizons (and the World beyond her Window)
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Eye-catching Insects ~ Rove Beetle at Grimes Graves
We were re-visiting the ancient flint mines at Grimes Graves at the weekend. There were no Woolly Mammoths, but a large black
Rove Beetle caught my eye. Unlike Ladybirds, these insects have very short elytra. Considering there are over 1000 species of Rove Beetle in the UK, it comes as something of a surprise to realise that this is the first one I have ever seen or noticed. It was almost 3cm long.