7th September 2013
Devils Coach-horse (Staphylinua Olens)I found a devils coach horse. It feeds on slugs. It is awake at night.It was in my front garden under a big black cover and eating a slug. It looked scary and was doing a frightening dance, lifting up its bottom and pointing it at me and snapping its jaws together. It didn't even try to run away but stayed as if to attack me. I didn't dare to pick it up as it looked like it would bite me.
|The Devils Coach-Horse is the largest Rove Beetle.|
|Can you see the bits of slug stuck to the Devil Coach-horses feet and mouth?! What a horrible insect!|
Threating dance moves (coach-horse sitting on a piece of paper for photo)
|This photo was taken when the devils coach-horse finally decided to stop dancing and run away!!|
|The slug was very big, it was almost as long as my hand.|