Paederus spp. or being known as rove beetle was one of the dangerous and feared insects due to the presence of toxin in its hemolymph. This insect belongs to Order Coleoptera, Family Staphylinidae. In fact, rove beetle is one of the most successful and diverse insects. It has a dark orange body with its head and end of its abdominal are black in color. It usually raised up its abdomen like a scorpion posture when disturbed or provoked. Adapted to fly, but it actually prefers more to run.
As naturally being one of the nocturnal insects, this species is mostly attracted to a brighter area with a presence of light sources and higher levels buildings. Since Paederus beetles having a positive phototaxis behavior, it usually accumulates around the artificial lights during the night time either in wooded areas or throughout the city. Therefore, the adult one’s always flying away from their breeding places and get attracted easily by the lighting produces in human habitations. The maximum longevity is from 80 to 90 days while some can survive until the age of 50 to 51 days.