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Image #   210492B
Name:   Rove beetle (Creophilus sp.)
Copyright:   Copyright 2010 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Description:   Caption: Rove beetle (Creophilus sp.). Rove beetles belong to the large family Staphylinidae in the order Coleoptera. Staphylinidae occupy almost all moist environments throughout the world. They are very common insects that have slender, elongated bodies with a distinctive characteristic of having wing covers (elytra) that are much shorter than the abdomen thus revealing over half of the dorsal abdomen. They are found in or near decaying organic matter, especially dead animals. Rove beetles use their strong biting mouthparts to tear at the flesh of a decaying carcass. They are beneficial because they help in clean up carcasses of dead and decaying animals. They also eat dung and feed on other insects that are found in decaying matter - such as maggots. When disturbed, the rove beetle raises the tip of its abdomen and may squirt a foul smelling liquid at its enemies. A number of rove beetles (genus Aleochara) have been used in the biological control of other insects.
Magnification*: x8
Type: SEM
    *(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)
Keywords:   210492B 10.01.10 insects insect beetle beetles rove beetle rove beetles Staphylinidae SEM Staphylinoidea antenna antennae beetle head compound eye filiform filiform antenna mandible mandibles mouth mouth parts mouthparts tearing mouthpart tearing mouthparts elytra biting mouth part biting mouth parts biting mouthpart biting mouthparts biological control biocontrol carrion beetle carrion beetles Coleoptera carrion bug carrion bugs invertebrate invertebrates ommatidia ommatidium carcass carcasses decaying decaying animal decaying animals decaying carcass forensic forensic entomologist forensic entomologists forensic entomology forensic study forensics PMI post mortem post mortem interval dead carcass forensic studies thorax Creophilus

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