Saved from the chickens, though it was putting up a valiant fight
The Rove Beetle, Platydracus maculosus, at Arcadia Management Area.
COL Staphylinidae Platydracus maculosus
ca 1 in.
Mimics a wasp in the family Pompilidae with dark, purple-iridescent wings. A gorgeous and very large rove beetle. Crazily active, crawling around and flicking its wings in a VERY waspy way.