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Genus Mioptachys

yellowtail carabid - Mioptachys flavicauda Tiny Beetle - Mioptachys flavicauda tiny blond ground beetle - Mioptachys flavicauda Mioptachys flavicauda Mioptachys flavicauda Best pure dorsal shot - Mioptachys flavicauda Tiny ground beetle - Mioptachys flavicauda Mioptachys flavicauda
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Trechinae
Tribe Bembidiini
Genus Mioptachys
Explanation of Names
Mioptachys Bates 1882
Numbers
a single species in our area, 13 spp. total(1)
Size
1.5-2 mm
Range
Neotropical genus with one sp. ranging north and widespread throughout the US & so. Canada(1)
Habitat
under loose bark on large logs, typically conifers
Remarks
our only representative of the subtribe Xystosomina (125 spp. in 7 genera, mostly Neotropical)(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.