Extension > Garden > Diagnose a problem > What insect is this? > Insects found indoors > Beetles, bugs, ants, and other insects without obvious wings - Larger than 1/4 up to 1/2 inch long > Rove beetle
Size: 1/4 - 1/2 inch long
Where/When: Typically found on the ground, under stones and leaves and in loose soil where it is a predator on other insects. Can inadvertently enter homes during spring and summer.
Significance: Harmless to people and property and is just a nuisance.