Saturday, July 31, 2010

Gold-and-brown Rove Beetle (Ontholestes cingulatus)

Gold-and-Brown Rove Beetle (Ontholestes cingulatus)

A relatively large rove beetle found throughout most of North America.  Adults eat maggots, mites, and beetle larvae.  Typically found in woodlands and wherever carrion occurs.  Several have been checking out our compost lately.



KaHolly said...

Oh Marvin, that's one ugly beetle! ~karen

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That is one ugly bug. I have never seen it before. I will be looking for them around here.

Lana Gramlich said...

I think it's really cool, actually. Very unusual, at least!