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Rove beetle

Rove beetle


Rove beetle

Val Cervenka

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.

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