Very small insect – identified
July 20, 2009
After looking at it more closely and determining that it is a beetle, and after browsing about 130 pages at BugGuide, I think I have identified these as Mioptachys flavicauda. Thanks for your great site!
We know how ponderous it can be sifting through countless pages on BugGuide (the most awesome North American insect and arthropod identification website) in an attempt to identify an unknown submission. There is a real sense of accomplishment when we finally arrive at the end of an identification quest. We don’t want your work to go unrewarded, and though we cannot offer you any tangible compensation, we do want to post the fruits of your labor on our site. Thanks for contributing a new species to What’s That Bug?, Miotachys flavicauda, a minute Yellow Tailed Ground Beetle.