Placusa tacomae 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: 89-90

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Placusa tacomae Casey


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Placusa tacomae Casey 

(for diagnosis and illustrations, see Klimaszewski et al. 2001)


Natural history.

In SK, adults were captured from mouldy aspen log, newly cut lodgepole pine log, and in Ips  tunnels in lodgepole pine. In eastern Canada, Placusa tacomae  was collected in Lindgren funnel traps from Pinus strobus  , Pinus resinosa  , Pinus banksiana  , Picea glauca  , and Acer saccharum  stands ( Klimaszewski et al. 2001). In western Canada, a single individual of this species was recovered from an alpha-pinene-baited Lindgren trap at 850 m elevation in the coastal montane forest near Campbell River on Vancouver Island ( Klimaszewski et al. 2001). One specimen from Colorado was taken at an elevation of 9600 ft (1 ft = 0.3048 m) from Picea engelmannii  forest ( Klimaszewski et al. 2001). Western host tree forest: Pinus monticola  , mature Tsuga heterophylla  - Abies amabilis  , Pinus contorta  ( Klimaszewski et al. 2001). Collection period: May-August and October in British Columbia. Scolytid host: Dendroctonus ponderosae  (Alberta); Ips pini  (British Columbia) ( Klimaszewski et al. 2001).