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Difference between Devil’s coachhorse and Devil’s horse

devil’s coachhorse—any of several rove beetles of the family Staphylinid:

  • This atrocious tale of lies turned up joint by joint before her like a devil’s coach-horse.

devil’s horse—praying mantis of the family Mantid (an insect that feeds upon other insects and is harmless to man):

  • Another of the most peculiar and interesting insects in Texas is called the “devil’s horse.”