ROVE BEETLES – What are they? and where do you find them?

Common name: Red and Black Rove Beetles Scientific name(s): Various Paederus sp. and some related species in the Staphylindae family. Description: Small, elongated, ant-like beetles with tiny wings, usually 1cm or less in length. Most species are black with a red thorax and a red band across the abdomen, and blue or green iridescence on the wing-covers. Geographic distribution: Found