Insects and Spiders - non-native

Devil's Coach Horse Beetle (Ocypus olens) on Sep 20, 2019

Submitter has sample
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

Black. About an inch long. Very feisty. Arches his back like a scorpian. He's trapped under a drinking glass and doesn't like it one bit. I identified him from the internet. He's exactly as described and pictured on several sites.


Dear Vicki, I have heard that you have spoken to one of my entomologists here at Oregon Department of Agriculture who has given you advice what to do with the grove beetle.
Thank you and best regards, Helmuth Rogg

Helmuth Rogg
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:31 a.m.