Mioptachys flavicauda

Yellow-tailed Ground Beetle

Mioptachys flavicauda, Ground Beetles, Carabidae

Family: Carabidae

Subfamily: Trechinae

Length: 1.5 - 1.9 mm


Mioptachys flavicauda is among the smaller Ground Beetles; the individual shown here measured 1.8 mm.

Mioptachys flavicauda is the only species in the genus; recognize it by the yellow elytral apex and by the small size.

Larvae may be found under the bark of hardwoods or pine; they have also been taken on carrion (Ciegler, 2000).