Genus Myrmecocephalus

Pending ID – Myrmecocephalus

#1. Late November 2013
Strathblane
Identification thanks to Boris Büche.
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#2. Myrmecocephalus sp.
Late September 2016
Port Huon
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Mating pair of tiny rove beetles running around at decent pace. Appears the male has a rotated mating position of 180 degrees and thorax fully bent back under his own abdomen, thus allowing him to run forward with the female while still ‘docked’. Found under a log. The last two photos are of the female.

   

#3. Myrmecocephalus sp.
Summer 2014/15
Franklin
Found dead indoors. Bodylength 3mm.
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