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Large ant-like insect  - Ocypus olens

Large ant-like insect - Ocypus olens
Richmond, California, USA
December 14, 2010
Size: 1.25 inches / 30mm
I am hoping someone can identify this insect. It appears ant like to my untrained eye, only much larger. It was found on the floor of a building alone. I have lived around here for years and never seen anything like it.
Thanks for any help!

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This is Ocypus olens, The w
This is Ocypus olens,
The wide pronotum helps to distinguish it from other similar things like Tasgius,

Adam

rove beetle, maybe Tasgius
look here

 
at the risk of sounding like a fool
How would one go about differentiating Tasgius from other large rove beetles such as Ocypus olens?

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