Rove Beetles

Found a group of more than 20 rove beetles (family: Staphylinidae) under some straw at the edge of a rice field. This species is probably Paederus fuscipes (aobaarigatahanekakushi).

“Staphylinidae are one of the largest families of beetles, with over 45,000 species known worldwide and probably over 75% of tropical species still undescribed.” (From University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences:

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Coleoptera: Staphylinidae
Paederus fuscipes

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