Small Rove Beetle
Pintail Rove Beetle
Pintail Rove Beetle (Sepedophilus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Pintail Rove Beetle (Sepedophilus sp)
This Photo:     Dorsal

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.

Copyright © 2020-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Apr-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.