A large black predatory rove beetle which raises its hind end and opens its jaws in a threatening manner when disturbed.
- Staphylinus olens, family Staphylinidae
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- The devil's coach-horse is a carnivorous insect, feeding on other insects and small creatures.
- ‘It's a devil's coach-horse beetle,’ Hedgehog said, ‘they say that when it comes the Devil will be sure to follow.’
- With the help of specially designed monoclonal antibodies, they collected devil's coach-horse beetles and analysed their guts.