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Species Mioptachys flavicauda

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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
Species flavicauda (Mioptachys flavicauda)
Explanation of Names
Mioptachys flavicauda (Say 1823)
flavicauda = 'yellow-tailed' (refers to the color of the posterior portion of the elytra)
1.5-2 mm
posterior half of elytra, lateral margins of pronotum, legs, antennae, and mouthparts yellowish; remainder of body dark brown
transcontinental, so. Canada south to FL-TX-CA(1)
under loose bark on large logs, typically conifers
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.