Hairy Rove Beetle
Location: Calgary, AB
Date: Sept. 3, 2007
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Hairy Rove Beetle

Common Name:  Hairy Rove Beetle

Latin Name: Creophilus maxillosus (Linnaeus 1758)
                        (R. Bercha, det.)

Length:  12 - 23 mm

Range: Throughout Alberta

Habitat:  Various

Time of year seen: Early spring to early fall

Diet: Fly larva and adult flies

Other: The Hairy Rove Beetle, Creophilus maxillosus, is a common and widespread species found throughout North America. It is found in a variety of natural habitats as well as human dominated ecosystems or synanthropic environments. The adult beetles hunt fly maggots on carrion and as such that is where they are typically found.   (Arnett and Thomas, 2001) 


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