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Black Beetles

 

(Histeridae), a family of beetles. Bodylength, 0.8-20 mm. The body is thick, with a hard shell, clavate feelers, shortened wing covers, and digging legs. The larvae have short legs and two double-jointed appendages at the end of theabdomen. There are approximately 3, 500 species, of which 280 are found in the USSR. Black beetles are predators, feeding onthe larvae of other insects. They live in carrion, in dung, inburrows and nests of animals and birds, and under bark; somespecies live in anthills. A number of species are beneficial becausethey destroy harmful insects (such as fly larvae in dung, flealarvae in burrows, and bark beetles).

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The best patterns, like last week, have been Diawl Bach, Wicked White and Black Beetles, Buzzers, Emergers & Dry Flies.
Trout have been caught in good numbers, Andrew Bogan tempting 13 on small Black Beetles from the top of the moor side.
Best flies have been Hare's Ear Nymph, Emergers, Shipman's Buzzers, Hawthorn, Black Gnat, Black Beetle, Olive Bloodworm, Montana and Tadpoles.
The bug is a large black beetle with white spots and antennae that is as long as the body of the female and twice as long as the male's body.
Sharpley: Black Gnat/Spider, Black Beetle, Knotted Midge, Black/Green Buzzer, Olive/Hare's Ear Foam Head Emerger, Olive Shuttlecock, Lake Olive Dun, Damsel Nymph, Sunburst Blob, Sedgehog, Hawthorn, Hare's Ear.
4, and patterns to catch include black or red Buzzer, Pinky, Black nymph, Marabou Bloodworm, Minky, Black Beetle, Hare's Ear and Pheasant Tail Nymph.
The 12 to 15 infested trees found in the initial survey were probably home to generations of the shiny black beetle for five to seven years before it was discovered because it is unlikely to move unless a tree is disturbed, already dead or overcrowded.
Sharpley: Olive Shuttlecock/Foam Head, Black Buzzer, GRHE nymph, Hare's Ear Emerger/Shipman's, Daddies, Sedgehog, Lake Olive Dun, Green F Fly, Black Beetle, Black and Peacock Spider, Emerging Spiders, Dry Shipman's, Black Tadpole, Dawson's Olive.
Sharpley: Black /Red Buzzer, Pinky, Black Nymph, Marabou Bloodworm, Black Foamhead Emerger, Minky, Black/Green Nomad, Black Beetle, Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tail Nymph South Linden: Black Zonker, Black Cats, Buzzer, Viva, Ace of Spades, Black Buzzers.
Fly angler Andrew Bogan from Stockton caught 14 trout in a lively session, by fishing a Black Beetle on floating line from the South Shore.
The shiny black beetle is 1 to 1-1/2 inches long, with white spots on its body and its long antennae.
Sharpley: Black Buzzer, Bloodworm, Black Spider, Black Beetle, Pinky, Sedgehog, Stimulator, floating fry.