Placusa vaga 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: 213-216

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Placusa vaga Casey, 1911


Placusa vaga Casey, 1911 

Fig 35, Map 35

New Records. CANADA, New Brunswick, Carleton Co. near the Hovey Hill Protected Area, 46.1155°N, 67.7631°W, 10.V.2005 (2 sex undetermined, 1 ♁, 1 ♀,

Map 34. Collection localities in New Brunswick, Canada of Placusa tacomae  .

Map 35. Collection localities in New Brunswick, Canada of Placusa vaga  .

RWC); Bell Forest ”, 46.2152°N, 67.7190°W, 11.V.2005, M.-A. Giguère and R.P. Webster (1 ♁, RWC). Sunbury Co., 7.5 km W of Tracy off Rt. 645, 45.6861°N, 66.7719°W, 9.V.2007 (1 ♀, RWC)GoogleMaps  .

Bionomic Notes. Adults of P. vaga  were found under bark of Populus  species, at a sap flow on a recently cut Populus  sp., and in drift material on a river margin. All individuals of this species were captured in May. Collection method: hand searching subcortical habitat.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska. YT, NT, BC, QC, NB ( Klimaszewski et al. 2001; Gouix and Klimaszewski 2007; Majka and Klimaszewski 2008b; Klimaszewski et al. 2008b).

Tribe Athetini Casey, 1910 

Aloconota sulcifrons ( Stephens, 1832) 

Fig 36, Map 36

New Records. CANADA, New Brunswick, Carleton Co., “ Bell Forest ”, 46.2208°N, 67.7211°W, 19.IV.2008 (1 ♁, RWC)GoogleMaps  . Saint John Co., Dipper Harbour , 45.1169°N, 66.3771°W, 15.V.2006 (1 ♀, RWC)GoogleMaps  . York Co., Charters Settlement , 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 22.VIII.2006 (1 ♀, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; same locality, 1.VIII.2007, 7.IX.2007 (1 ♁, 1 ♀, RWC)GoogleMaps  .

Bionomic Notes. Aloconota sulcifrons  , an adventive Palaearctic species, was collected from litter and moss near a brook, from compost (corncobs and cornhusks) near a mixed

Map 36. Collection localities in New Brunswick, Canada of Aloconota sulcifrons  .

forest, and in decaying sea wrack on the upper margin of a sea beach. Two specimens were collected at M.V. light. Th is species has frequently been collected from caves and was considered a troglophile by Klimaszewski and Peck (1986). However, the presence of this species in other habitat types suggests that A. sulcifrons  is not a true troglophile. This adventive species appears to be associated with decaying organic material. Adults were collected in April, May, August, and September. Collection method: sifting, M.V. light.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska. QC, NB ( Gusarov 2003; Majka and Klimaszewski 2008b).

Comments. For distribution of this cosmopolitan species in the USA, see: Klimaszewski and Peck (1986) [as A. insecta  ]; Gusarov 2003; and Majka and Klimaszewski 2008b).