Atheta (Dimetrota) terranovae Klimaszewski & Langor

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: 57-58

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Atheta (Dimetrota) terranovae Klimaszewski & Langor
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Atheta (Dimetrota) terranovae Klimaszewski & Langor 

(for diagnosis and illustrations, see Klimaszewski et al. 2011, Brunke et al. 2012)

Distribution.

Natural history.

This species is frequently associated with forest mushrooms. In SK, specimens were captured from an old polypore fungus on dead lodgepole pine stump, and in spruce-aspen forest, in August and September. In NF, adults were collected from June to August in carrion-baited and unbaited pitfall traps and in flight intercept traps in many forest types (coniferous, mixedwood and deciduous), and some adults were found in rotting mushrooms in forests ( Klimaszewski et al. 2011). In YT, specimens were found in mushrooms, in birch and mixed pine and willow forests, and white spruce and feathermoss forest in July and August ( Klimaszewski et al. 2012). Most specimens from NB were collected from fresh and decaying gilled mushrooms. One individual was collected from a rotting lobster mushroom and another from a coral mushroom on a spruce log ( Webster et al. 2012). This species was found in mixed forests, mature red spruce forests with red maple or birch, a black spruce forest, an eastern white cedar swamp, and a red oak forest ( Webster et al. 2012). Adults from New Brunswick were collected during August, September (most specimens), and October ( Webster et al. 2012).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Atheta