Canadian Forest Service Publications

New distribution records for Canadian Aleocharinae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae), and new synonymies for Trichiusa. 2015. Klimaszewski, J.; Godin, B.; Langor, D.; Bourdon, C.; Lee, S.-I.; Horwood, D. ZooKeys 498:51-91.

Year: 2015

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35987

Language: English

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DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.498.9282

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Fifty-four new Canadian provincial records of aleocharine beetles (Staphylinidae), including three new Canadian records and one new North American record, are presented. Of these, 33 are new provincial records for Saskatchewan, 14 for Alberta, two for British Columbia, three for Manitoba, two for the Northwest Territories and one for the Yukon Territory. The following are new Canadian records: Trichiusa pilosa Casey [formerly reported from Nova Scotia and Ontario as T. postica Casey], Acrotona recondite (Erichson) and the adventive Palaearctic Atheta nigra (Kraatz), which is also a new North American record. Bionomics information and new locality records are provided. The following new synonyms of Trichiusa pilosa Casey are established: T. atra Casey, T. monticola Casey, T. parviceps Casey, and T. postica Casey. The numbers of Aleocharinae remaining to be discovered in Canadian provinces and territories are discussed.

Plain Language Summary

This article reports on 54 new beetle surveys in Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. For some species, such as Trichiusa pilosa, this is the first time their presence is reported in Canada. The article also includes photographs, habitat data, and distribution maps.

Taxonomy is the science of classifying living things. Insects are grouped into various orders, which subdivide into families, genera and species. The taxonomic approach is particularly used in biodiversity studies and in studies that measure the impact of anthropogenic activities on forest ecosystems.