Small Rove Beetle
Pintail Rove Beetle
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae)|
|Species:||Pintail Rove Beetle (Sepedophilus sp)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~3mm long. Note the hairy/spiny abdomen that pintail beetles don't have, and the short elytra typical of rove beetles.
This one seems a little damaged as it couldn't retract it's wings.