(Staphylinidae) have their abdominal segments
exposed. The largest of the group is Ocypus olens, otherwise
known as the Devil's Coach
Horse, which to many is a familiar and imposing species. Lathrobium
brunnipes is much smaller at around 10mm. There are 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 and and other decaying matter and are good fliers.
This one was found at Stoke Bardolph in March 2021.