Lathrobium (Lathrobium) washingtoni Casey, 1905,

Webster, Reginald P. & DeMerchant, Ian, 2012, New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick, Canada: Paederinae, ZooKeys 186, pp. 273-292: 276-278

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Lathrobium (Lathrobium) washingtoni Casey, 1905


Lathrobium (Lathrobium) washingtoni Casey, 1905  Map 7

Material examined.

Additional New Brunswick records, Queens Co., W of Jemseg at "Trout Creek", 45.8227°N, 66.1240°W, 4.VI.2004, R. P. Webster, silver maple swamp, sifting litter at base of large tree (silver maple) (1 ♂, RWC). Saint John Co., ca. 2 km NE of Maces Bay, 45.1168°N, 66.4552°W, 8.V.2006, R. P. Webster, eastern white cedar swamp, in sphagnum and leaf litter (1 ♀, RWC). Sunbury Co., Burton, SW of Sunpoke Lake, 45.7575°N, 66.5726°W, 17.IV.2005, R. P. Webster, red maple swamp, in leaf litter near margin of slow stream (1 ♂, RWC); Acadia Research Forest, 45.9799°N, 66.3394°W, 14.V.2007, R. P. Webster, mature red spruce and red maple forest, sifting leaf litter (1 ♂, AFC). York Co., Charters Settlement, 45.8331°N, 66.7410°W, 16.IV.2004, R. P. Webster, mature red spruce and eastern white cedar forest, in moss and litter near small brook (1 ♂, RWC); same locality, forest type, and collector but 45.8341°N, 66.7445°W, 27.IV.2005, margin of vernal pond in leaf litter (1 ♂, NBM); New Maryland, off Hwy 2, E of Baker Brook, 45.8760°N, 66.6252°W, 6.IV.2005, 26.IV.2005, 4.VI.2005, R. P. Webster, old growth eastern white cedar swamp, in moss and litter at base of cedar (3 ♂, NBM, RWC); Canterbury, Browns Mountain Fen, 45.8967°N, 67.6343°W, 1.VI.2005, M.-A. Giguère and R. Webster, calcareous fen, in moist sphagnum (1 ♂, NBM); Mazerolle Settlement, 45.8729°N, 66.8311°W, 28.IV.2006, R. P. Webster, eastern white cedar swamp, margin of vernal pool in leaf litter (1 ♂, 1 ♀, RWC).

Collection and habitat data.

Lathrobium washingtoni  was found in eastern white cedar ( Thuja occidentalis  L.) swamps, a silver maple swamp, a red maple swamp, a mature red spruce forest, and in an open calcareous cedar fen. Adults were sifted from sphagnum, sphagnum and leaf litter, moss and/or litter at bases of trees (silver maple, eastern white cedar), leaf litter near the margin of a slow stream and a brook, and from leaf litter on vernal pond margins. Adults were collected during April, May, and June.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

AK, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, NF ( Campbell and Davies 1991; Klimaszewski et al. 2005). This species was first reported from New Brunswick by Klimaszewski et al. (2005) from the Acadia Research Forest.