Tiny Rove Beetle
S1, Posterior
Black Comb-clawed Beetle
Tiny Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae)
Species: Tiny Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae sp ES01)
This Photo:     S2, Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) 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 stay with family level id.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.