Tachyporinae (subfamily)

Crab-like Rove Beetle at Cook, ACT

Tachyporinae (subfamily) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2021
Tachyporinae (subfamily) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Tachyporinae (subfamily) 9 Jun 2022 michaelb
Unidentified 7 Jun 2022 CathB

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I have no idea what this is. I have seen them a few times, but they are very quick to hide so I've never had a good view.

4 comments

Amata wrote:
   7 Jun 2022
Rove Beetle?
RogerF wrote:
   7 Jun 2022
Tachyporinae
CathB wrote:
   8 Jun 2022
Thank you both for solving that little mystery. I have just read that Staphylinidae (rove beetles) is the largest family in the animal kingdom with over 65,000 species, so CNM has a few species to go!
RogerF wrote:
   8 Jun 2022
I knew about tachyporines when I was beetling in England in my youth.
Interestingly, the expert on Australian staphs is Al Newton from Illinois who has been very helpful identifying stuff for me from photos, although I think he would need specimens for tachyporines. I was put on to him by John Lawrence, author of Australian Beetles and a contemorary of mine at CSIRO. I have sent a picture of Tachyporines on flowers separately.

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Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
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Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's Ear, Flatweed) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
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Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by drakes
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Torymidae (family) (Torymid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 3 Nov 2021 by CathB
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Cook, ACT - 28 Oct 2021 by drakes
Trichophthalma laetilinea (Tangled Vein Fly) at Cook, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by CathB
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Creophilus erythrocephalus (Devil's coach horse, Rove beetle) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by Harrisi
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Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Holt, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by CathB
Sandalodes superbus (Ludicra Jumping Spider) at Holt, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by CathB
Microseris walteri (Yam Daisy, Murnong) at Holt, ACT - 19 Sep 2021 by drakes
Diphucrania acuducta (Acuducta jewel beetle) at Holt, ACT - 19 Sep 2021 by Harrisi
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Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Cook, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by drakes
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Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Holt, ACT - 17 Aug 2021 by drakes
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Holt, ACT - 17 Aug 2021 by drakes
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Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) at Holt, ACT - 8 Aug 2021 by drakes

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  • 31 Jan 2021 10:24 AM Recorded on
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  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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