rove beetle


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rove beetle

n.
Any of numerous beetles of the family Staphylinidae, often found in decaying matter and having slender bodies and short wing covers. Also called staphylinid.

[Possibly from rove.]

rove beetle

n
(Animals) any beetle of the family Staphylinidae, characterized by very short elytra and an elongated body: typically they are of carnivorous or scavenging habits

rove′ bee`tle


n.
any of numerous beetles of the family Staphylinidae, having a slender, elongated body and very short front wings, and capable of running swiftly.
[1765–75; appar. rove1]
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Noun1.rove beetle - active beetle typically having predatory or scavenging habitsrove beetle - active beetle typically having predatory or scavenging habits
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
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Apparently also known as the Kenya fly (see picture) they are species of the rove beetle genus Paederus, and are black and red in colour, and about 6-1 Omm long.
This represents a disjunct distribution between eastern Asia and eastern North America, which is paralleled by other rove beetle and diving beetle genera, such as Brathinus LeConte (Staphylinidae) (Peck 1975) and the Platambus optatus species group (Dytiscidae) (Nilsson 1997), these distributional patterns are other examples of relicts of Northern Hemisphere temperate forests during the Tertiary (Wu 1983).
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Creophilus maxillosus (hairy rove beetle)--Rove beetles visit the cowpat to eat maggots.
The SSSI is considered important because of its range of floodplain habitats which support nationally important invertebrates, including a species of rove beetle that has only been found at only three other sites in Britain and nowhere else in the world.
Another shows a pile of seaweed 50 times life-size, where a 3-foot rove beetle, normally 3/4 inch long, moves in on a helpless beach hopper, and a football-size kelp fly rests on a tree-size stalk of feather boa kelp.
The reviews paint a picture for 143 species of rove beetles and longhorn beetle across England, Scotland and Wales, to help inform the conservation needs of these species.