Amarochara inquilina ( Casey, 1906 ),

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: 184-185

publication ID 10.3897/zookeys.22.152


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Amarochara inquilina ( Casey, 1906 )


Amarochara inquilina ( Casey, 1906) 

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Additional Records. CANADA, New Brunswick, Sunbury Co., Portobello Creek NWA, 45.9031°N, 66.4268°W, 11.IX.2006 (1 ♀, RWC)GoogleMaps  . York Co., Charters Settlement , 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 27.IV.2006, 19.V.2006 (3 ♀, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; Charters Settlement , 45.8286°N, 66.7395°W, 3.V.2006 (1 ♁, RWC)GoogleMaps  .

Bionomic Notes. Adults were collected from the nests of a black Formica  species of mound building ant. Some adults were collected by sifting soil from the top layer of the nest, including those reported in Assing (2007). However, the most efficient method for collecting adults was to place small boards on the ant nests and examine the un-

Map 9. Collection localities in New Brunswick, Canada of Amarochara inquilina  .

derside of the boards on subsequent days. Adults of this species or A. formicina  would often be found resting on the underside of the boards. Interestingly, A. inquilina  was rarely found in Formica  nests together with A. formicina  . Adults were collected during April, May and September. Th is species probably overwinters in the adult stage. Collection method: sifting top layer of a nest, examining underside of boards placed on a nest.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska. NB ( Assing 2007).