|Tachinus subterraneus is around 7mm long and a relatively distinctive species. As a member of the Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles) it has most of it's abdominal segments exposed. The largest example of the group is the Devil's Coach Horse, another familiar and imposing species. Over 1000 species of Staphylinidae in the UK, most are scavengers and can be found in a variety of sites. They generally inhabit leaf litter, decaying matter and cattle dung and are good fliers. This Tachinus subterraneus was found in early January 2011, underneath a piece of fallen, moss covered bark, deep within the Sherwood Forest Country Park and represented a new beetle for the NNR.|
|UK distribution of Tachinus subterraneus|
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Updated September 2011
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