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A long-bodied beetle with very short wing cases, typically found among decaying matter where it may scavenge or prey on other scavengers.
- ‘This dung or carrion mimicry attracts flesh flies, rove beetles, and even mosquitoes, all of which have been observed with pollen on them.’
- ‘The medical education director said the bugs - more than an eighth of an inch long - belong to the Staphylinidae rove beetle family of insects.’
- ‘Other insects observed in the nests were a few small, undetermined dipteran larvae in one nest, and small detritivorous rove beetles in 10 nests.’
- ‘He offers no evidence except to show that a certain type of rove beetle can produce complex behaviour.’
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