Hylota ochracea Casey

Klimaszewski, Jan, Larson, David J., Labrecque, Myriam & Bourdon, Caroline, 2016, Twelve new species and fifty-three new provincial distribution records of Aleocharinae rove beetles of Saskatchewan, Canada (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae), ZooKeys 610, pp. 45-112: 82-83

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.610.9361

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:910C964F-910C-47D9-9FAE-B73A5557C7E2

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7F32B10D-6E31-D9C8-A4F1-C4378EC1EFAC

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scientific name

Hylota ochracea Casey
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Hylota ochracea Casey 

(for illustrations, see Klimaszewski et al. 2006)

Distribution.

Natural history.

In SK, one specimen was collected from pigeon coop, one from carrion trap, and one from unspecified habitat. In NB, Hylota ochracea  was a common inhabitant of barred owl nests ( Webster et al. 2009). Barred owl nests were in tree holes (usually in large trees) and in artificial nest boxes ( Webster et al. 2009). Adults of Hylota ochracea  occurred in the nest contents, which usually consisted of rich decaying organic material with bones, fur, owl pellets, portions of dead prey items (mice, squirrels, small birds), and often the contents had a strong urine smell. This species was also found in the nest contents of the great horned owl. Majka et al. (2006) reported this species from the nests of the boreal owl, Aegolius funereus richardsoni  (Bonaparte) and northern saw-whet owl, Aegolius acadicus  (Gmelin) in Nova Scotia. Interestingly, Hylota ochracea  was also common among decaying vegetables inside a plastic compost bin, which in some respects mimics the conditions found within a tree hole occupied by an owl ( Webster et al. 2009). Only one adult of Hylota ochracea  has been captured in New Brunswick in a habitat other than a tree hole or other enclosed situation; in drift material along a river margin ( Webster et al. 2009). Adults were collected in May, June, August and September.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Hylota