Neobisnius villosulus (Stephens, 1833),

Majka, Christopher & Klimaszewski, Jan, 2008, Adventive Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada: further contributions, ZooKeys 2 (2), pp. 151-174: 164

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Neobisnius villosulus (Stephens, 1833)


Neobisnius villosulus (Stephens, 1833) 

NEW BRUNSWICK: Carleton Co.: Bell Forest Nature Preserve, 46.2152 N, 67.7190 W, 1.VI.2005, M.-A. Giguere and R.P. Webster, upper river margin, collected while in flight on warm afternoon, (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; Two mile Brook Fen N of Lakeville, 46.3594 N, 67.6800 W, 2.VI.2005, R.P. Webster, near cedar swamp, in flight late afternoon, (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; York Co.: Charters Settlement , 45.8395 N, 66.7391 W, 1.VIII.2007, R.P. Webster, collected at M.V. light, (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; Keswick River at Rte 105, 45.9943 N, 66.8337 W, 18.VI.2004, R.P. Webster, silver maple forest under debris on muddy soil near small pool, (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  .

Majka and Klimaszewski (2008) reported this species in New Brunswick on the basis of a specimen collected in Hartland by R.P. Webster. This identification was in error and was based on a specimen of Stictolinus flavipes Donisthorpe. However  , the above specimens collected by R.P. Webster establish the presence of N. villosulus  in New Brunswick ( Fig. 5View Fig). Th e earliest North American records are from 1860 in Québec ( Bain 1999). It is widely distributed in Europe east to Russia, the Ukraine, and the Caucasus ( Herman 2001; Smetana 2004b). It is found mainly in moist habitats including the margins of rivers, marshes, and lakes ( Newton et al. 2000).