Lathrobium (Lathrobium) simile LeConte, 1863,

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

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Lathrobium (Lathrobium) simile LeConte, 1863


Lathrobium (Lathrobium) simile LeConte, 1863  Map 5

Material examined.

Additional New Brunswick records, Carleton Co., Hovey Hill P.N.A., 46.1115°N, 67.7770°W, 10.V.2005, R. P. Webster, hardwood forest, in moist leaf litter and moss near forest pool (1 ♂, RWC); Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve, 46.1956°N, 67.6803°W, 15.IX.2004, R. P. Webster, mixed forest, in decaying fungi (1 ♂, RWC); same locality, forest type and collector but 46.1976°N, 67.6850°W, 4.V.2006, R. P. Webster, margin of vernal pond, in moist leaf litter (1 ♂, RWC); Jackson Falls, Bell Forest, 46.2210°N, 67.7210°W, 11.V.2005, M.-A. Giguère & R. Webster, hardwood forest, in leaf litter near small brook (1 ♂, 2 ♀, RWC). Sunbury Co., Acadia Research Forest, 30.VI.1999, G. Gesner, Strip Cut 8, Site 1, pitfall trap (1, AFC); Acadia Research Forest, 45.9799°N, 66.3394°W, 18.VI.2007, R. P. Webster, mature red spruce and red maple forest, sifting leaf litter (1 ♂, 1 ♀, RWC).

Collection and habitat data.

Adults of this species were found in hardwood forests, mixed forests, and a mature red spruce forest. Adults were collected from moist leaf litter near forest pools or vernal ponds, near a small brook, and from the forest floor. One individual was collected from decaying fungi on the forest floor. This species was collected during May, June, and September.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

MB, ON, QC, NB, NS ( 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.