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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

Birdy 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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(genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Cook, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by CathB Paropsisterna sp. (Ch11 of DeLittle 1979) (A leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB Synalus angustus (Narrow crab spider) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB Pararguda rufescens (Rufous Snout Moth) at Cook, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by CathB Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Cook, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by CathB Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's Ear, Flatweed) at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by drakes Nearcha nullata (Rounded Nearcha) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by drakes Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by drakes Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Cook, ACT - 6 Jan 2022 by drakes Senecio quadridentatus (Cotton Fireweed) at Cook, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by drakes Phoroncidia sextuberculata (Six-knobbed Phoroncidia) at Cook, ACT - 9 Dec 2021 by CathB Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Cook, ACT - 9 Dec 2021 by CathB Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's Ear, Flatweed) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes Pimelea curviflora (Curved Rice-flower) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Cook, ACT - 1 Dec 2021 by CathB Epidesmia hypenaria (Long-nosed Epidesmia) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by drakes Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia (Queen of the Bush, Slender Rice-flower) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by drakes Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by drakes Merimnetes oblongus (Radiata pine shoot weevil) at Cook, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by CathB Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Cook, ACT - 17 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 Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes Lomandra longifolia (Spiny-headed Mat-rush, Honey Reed) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes Dillwynia sericea (Egg And Bacon Peas) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes Creophilus erythrocephalus (Devil's coach horse, Rove beetle) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by Harrisi Epicyme rubropunctaria (Red-spotted Delicate) at Cook, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by drakes Ardozyga undescribed species nr amblopis (A Gelechioid moth) at Cook, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by CathB Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Cook, ACT - 19 Sep 2021 by drakes Polystichum proliferum (Mother shield fern) at Cook, ACT - 17 Sep 2021 by Ned_Johnston Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Cook, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by drakes Cheilanthes sp. (Rock Fern) at Cook, ACT - 24 Jul 2021 by MattFox Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jun 2021 by drakes mycenoid at Cook, ACT - 15 Jun 2021 by drakes Melichrus urceolatus (Urn Heath) at Cook, ACT - 29 Apr 2021 by drakes Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Cook, ACT - 10 Mar 2021 by tpreston Drepanacra binocula (Notched brown lacewing) at Cook, ACT - 11 Dec 2020 by CathB Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Cook, ACT - 5 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes Artoria sp. (genus) (Unidentified Artoria wolf spider) at Cook, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by CathB Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia (Rock Fern) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jun 2020 by Sarah2019 Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Cook, ACT - 12 May 2020 by Tammy Danaus petilia (Lesser wanderer) at Cook, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by Tammy Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 13 Dec 2019 by CathB Melobasis propinqua (Propinqua jewel beetle) at Cook, ACT - 7 Oct 2019 by CathB Geometridae (family) IMMATURES (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Cook, ACT - 5 Jul 2019 by CathB Salpesia sp. (genus) (Salpesia Jumping Spider) at Cook, ACT - 18 Mar 2019 by CathB Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Cook, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 by CathB Sandalodes bipenicillatus (Double-brush jumper) at Cook, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 by CathB Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) clavatus (A crane fly) at Cook, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by CathB
Monomachus antipodalis (A parasitic wasp) at Cook, ACT - 29 May 2022 by CathB
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Cook, ACT - 25 Apr 2022 by CathB
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Cook, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by drakes
Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Cook, ACT - 27 Mar 2022 by CathB
Russula sp. (Russula) at Cook, ACT - 20 Mar 2022 by drakes
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Cook, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by drakes
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Cook, ACT - 19 Feb 2022 by CathB
Odontomyia sp. (genus) (Soldier fly) at Cook, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by CathB
Ditropidus pulchellus (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 12 Feb 2022 by CathB
Diphucrania sp. (genus) (Jewel Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 12 Feb 2022 by CathB
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Cook, ACT - 12 Feb 2022 by CathB
Paropsis aspera (Eucalyptus Tortoise Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by CathB
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Cook, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by CathB
Paropsisterna sp. (Ch11 of DeLittle 1979) (A leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB
Synalus angustus (Narrow crab spider) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB
Pararguda rufescens (Rufous Snout Moth) at Cook, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by CathB
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Cook, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by CathB
Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's Ear, Flatweed) at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by drakes
Nearcha nullata (Rounded Nearcha) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by drakes
Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by drakes
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Cook, ACT - 6 Jan 2022 by drakes
Senecio quadridentatus (Cotton Fireweed) at Cook, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by drakes
Phoroncidia sextuberculata (Six-knobbed Phoroncidia) at Cook, ACT - 9 Dec 2021 by CathB
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Cook, ACT - 9 Dec 2021 by CathB
Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's Ear, Flatweed) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Pimelea curviflora (Curved Rice-flower) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Cook, ACT - 1 Dec 2021 by CathB
Epidesmia hypenaria (Long-nosed Epidesmia) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by drakes
Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia (Queen of the Bush, Slender Rice-flower) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by drakes
Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by drakes
Merimnetes oblongus (Radiata pine shoot weevil) at Cook, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by CathB
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Cook, ACT - 17 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
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes
Lomandra longifolia (Spiny-headed Mat-rush, Honey Reed) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes
Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes
Dillwynia sericea (Egg And Bacon Peas) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes
Creophilus erythrocephalus (Devil's coach horse, Rove beetle) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by Harrisi
Epicyme rubropunctaria (Red-spotted Delicate) at Cook, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by drakes
Ardozyga undescribed species nr amblopis (A Gelechioid moth) at Cook, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by CathB
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Cook, ACT - 19 Sep 2021 by drakes
Polystichum proliferum (Mother shield fern) at Cook, ACT - 17 Sep 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Cook, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by drakes
Cheilanthes sp. (Rock Fern) at Cook, ACT - 24 Jul 2021 by MattFox
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jun 2021 by drakes
mycenoid at Cook, ACT - 15 Jun 2021 by drakes
Melichrus urceolatus (Urn Heath) at Cook, ACT - 29 Apr 2021 by drakes
Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Cook, ACT - 10 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Drepanacra binocula (Notched brown lacewing) at Cook, ACT - 11 Dec 2020 by CathB
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Cook, ACT - 5 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes
Artoria sp. (genus) (Unidentified Artoria wolf spider) at Cook, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by CathB
Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia (Rock Fern) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jun 2020 by Sarah2019
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Cook, ACT - 12 May 2020 by Tammy
Danaus petilia (Lesser wanderer) at Cook, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by Tammy
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 13 Dec 2019 by CathB
Melobasis propinqua (Propinqua jewel beetle) at Cook, ACT - 7 Oct 2019 by CathB
Geometridae (family) IMMATURES (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Cook, ACT - 5 Jul 2019 by CathB
Salpesia sp. (genus) (Salpesia Jumping Spider) at Cook, ACT - 18 Mar 2019 by CathB
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Cook, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 by CathB
Sandalodes bipenicillatus (Double-brush jumper) at Cook, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 by CathB
Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) clavatus (A crane fly) at Cook, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by CathB

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 31 Jan 2021 10:24 AM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

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  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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