Insects and Spiders - non-native

Devil's Coach Horse Beetle (Ocypus olens) on Sep 29, 2018

Originally reported as Unknown insect or spider

Submitter does not have a specimen
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

I believe it to be a devils coach horse


This is a rove beetle, belonging to the family Staphylinidae. It certainly appears as though it is the Devil's coach-horse beetle (Ocypus olens), which is native to Europe. It is not considered invasive in Oregon.

Thanks for using the hotline.

Wyatt Williams
Oct. 1, 2018, 12:05 p.m.