devils coach horse

Devil's Coach Horse records flooding in!

Lucy Carter, Natural History Museum

Wow - yesterday's BBC Online piece has generated lots of interest in the Bugs Count survey, with requests for the survey packs coming in, and also lots of sightings of the Devil's Coach Horse beetle. 

Have you seen one? 

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How to identify: the Devil’s Coach Horse

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Scientific name: Ocypus olens

Why are we looking for it?

Although it is widespread in the UK, its nocturnal behaviour means that it is rarely encountered. With your help, we would like to find out more about where it lives and how many there are. There is evidence that some large beetles struggle to survive in urban areas. Is this the case for the Devil’s Coach Horse?

 

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