Identify Rove Beetles (Staphylinidae)
seen at The Netherfield Lagoons

Discover more about these species such as habitat, a detailed description, their national distribution and the best time of year to see them (or visit the lagoons to try and find them!). Each species has photographs to help you in identification.

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Devil’s Coach-horse
Ocypus olens

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Rove Beetle
Philonthus laminatus

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Rove Beetle
Xantholinus linearis/longiventris

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Rove Beetle
Tachyporus obtusus

All photography taken at the Netherfield Lagoons, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire