Oxypoda demissa Casey, 1911,

Webster, Reginald, Klimaszewski, Jan, Pelletier, Georges & Savard, Karine, 2009, New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick, Canada. I. Aleocharinae, ZooKeys 22 (22), pp. 171-248: 193-194

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Oxypoda demissa Casey, 1911


Oxypoda demissa Casey, 1911 

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New Records. CANADA, New Brunswick, Carleton Co., near “ Two Mile Brook Fen ”, 46.3510°N, 67.6815°W, 6.V.2005, M.-A. Giguère and R.P. Webster (1 ♁, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; near Hovey Hill Protected Area , 46.1152°N, 67.7632°W, 10.V.2005 (1 ♀, RWC)GoogleMaps  . Restigouche Co., Jacquet River Gorge PNA, 47.7357°N, 67.0774°W, 24.VI.2008 (1 ♀, RWC)GoogleMaps  . York Co. Charters Settlement, 45.8428°N, 66.7279°W, 20.IV.2005 (1 ♁, 1 ♀, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; Charters Settlement , 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 23.IV.2008 (2 ♁, 2 ♀,GoogleMaps 

Map Į7. Collection localities in New Brunswick, Canada of Oxypoda demissa  .

RWC); 8.0 km NW of Magundy , 45.8712°N, 67.2221°W, 8.VII.2006 (1 ♀, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; 8.4 km W of Tracy off Rt. 645, 45.6821°N, 66.7894°W, 14.V.2008 (1 ♀, RWC)GoogleMaps  .

Bionomic Notes. Oxypoda demissa  appears to be a hygrophilous species associated with wet habitats of various kinds. In New Brunswick, adults were captured in moist leaf litter on the margin of a vernal pond in a mixed forest, among leaves and sedges on pond margin, in moist grass litter and sphagnum in Carex  marsh, among sedges along margin of small spring-fed brook in a mature hardwood forest and among leaf litter and grass on hummocks in a wet alder ( Alnus  sp.) swamp. In Nova Scotia, this species was reported from litter of Alnus  clumps (Klimaszewski et al. 2006). A number of adults were collected with a net during late afternoon (15:00 to 18:00 h) flights. Adults were captured in April, May, June, and July. Collection method: sifting, some collected in flight with net during evening.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska. YT, ON, QC, NB, NS, NF & LB (Klimaszewski et al. 2006; Gouix and Klimaszewski 2007; Klimaszewski et al. 2008b).