I didn't mean to challenge anyone's identification. Left to my own resources and memory, I would have stopped at Staphylinidae and apologized for not being able to get any closer. I agree that the devil's coach-horse beetle is a good match to this photograph. But since I don't know how many other species are also a good match to the photograph, and since I am familiar with other groups that have many apparently similar species that the experts consider to be clearly delineated -- and still other groups about which even the experts are debating -- I would be inclined to stay pretty loose about the ID. "Definitely looks like a rove beetle!" is more my speed.Harold Gough wrote:That's the common one, now in the genus Ocypus.