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Rove Beetle Look-a-Likes

Rove beetles (Image 1) are general predators of small insects. Earwigs (Image 2) are mostly scavengers and decomposers but can be household pests. Knowing the difference is valuable for educational and pest management purposes.

Adult Rove Beetle

Image 1. Identifying characteristics of adult Rove Beetles.

Adult Earwig

Image 2. Identifying characteristics of adult Earwigs.

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