Ganthusa eva Fenyes

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: 81-82

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Ganthusa eva Fenyes


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Ganthusa eva Fenyes 

(for illustrations, see Klimaszewski et al. 2014)


Natural history.

In SK, one specimen was collected in May from lodgepole pine litter. Elsewhere, adults were captured in clear-cut Sitka spruce forest on Vancouver Island and in moss and gravel at the edge of small pools at other localities in the interior of British Columbia ( Klimaszewski and Winchester 2002). Additional specimens were found in British Columbia in a 1-year-old harvested Douglas-fir stand. In west-central Alberta, adults were collected in pitfall traps deployed in Upper Cordilleran coniferous forests, including subxeric lodgepole pine forests, mesic white spruce and lodgepole pine stands and spruce-dominated subhygric and hygric forests, but not in deciduous-dominated forest or in grassy or shrubby meadows ( Klimaszewski et al. 2014). In Alberta, adults also emerged from lodgepole pine trees infested by bark beetles ( Klimaszewski et al. 2014). In the Yukon Territory, adults were found in a squirrel midden in spring, probably overwintering, and in a coniferous woodchip pile ( Klimaszewski et al. 2014).