Rove Beetle
Ellura
Tiny Rove Beetle
S1: Posterior
 
    
Tiny Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae)
Species: Tiny Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae sp ES1)
This Photo:     S1: Profile

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
We can't be sure these 2 sightings are the same species. They are both tiny & we managed to measure the 2nd at ~3mm. At this size our equipement isn't sophisticated enough to get detailed diagnostic photographs, so have to settle with family level id.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Feb-2017
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.