Nick Porch 9 March 2016Chasoke victoriae(species)Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Chasoke: victoriaeCommon Names: Beetles, Staphylinids, rove beetles
Chasoke is a great, big-eyed, pselaphine about 2-2.5 mm long. The genus is monotypic with a single described species, C. victoriae, recorded from relatively few sites in the mountains and foothills of Victoria (exclusively if my memory serves me well) in wet forest. I've seen it in the Dandenongs, Donna Buang, Mt. Buffalo, and south of Powelltown for example. Although many genera of pselaphinae are flightless, it always amazes me when I see one that can fly - better still see them do it. How do those wings fit under the little tiny elytra. Amazing.0 votes
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