Atheta vestita (Gravenhorst, 1806)

Majka, Christopher, Klimaszewski, Jan & Lauff, Randolph, 2008, The coastal rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) of Atlantic Canada: a survey and new records, ZooKeys 2 (2), pp. 115-150: 127

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.2.2

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3793018

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03848788-4671-6630-4BD9-9F0DFC58D3F3

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Plazi

scientific name

Atheta vestita (Gravenhorst, 1806)
status

 

Atheta vestita (Gravenhorst, 1806)  

NEW BRUNSWICK: Albert Co.: Mary’s Point , 12.VIII.2004, C.G. Majka, sandy shore, beach drift, (7, CGMC)   ; Shepody National Wildlife Area, 31.V.2004, R.P. Webster, sea beach, beach drift material, (3, RWC). NOVA SCOTIA: Cape Breton Co.: Sydney, South Bar , 20.VI.1996, D.B. McCorquodale, (1, CBU)   ; Digby Co.: Brier Island, Pond Cove , 22.VI.2003, J. Ogden and K. Goodwin, rocky shore, pitfall trap, (1, JOC)   .

Atheta vestita   is a Palearctic species newly recorded in North America from New Brunswick by Klimaszewski et al. (2006) in beach drift material. Its distribution in North America is shown in Fig. 13 View Fig . In Scandinavia, the Baltic region, Great Britain, Greenland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands this macropterous species is found almost exclusively on sandy and gravelly seashores where it occurs beneath decaying seaweed on the strand line ( Lindroth 1931; Larsson and Gígja 1959; Böcher 1988), however, in the Faroe Islands it has also been reported from grassland and waste land environments close to the seashore ( Bengtson 1981). Given the maritime biology of this species, and the distribution of this species around the margins of the North Atlantic, further investigations should be conducted in Atlantic Canada and New England to determine the extent of its distribution and to examine whether it might be a naturally-occurring Holarctic species.

CGMC

Christopher C. Majka

RWC

Reginald Webster

CBU

Canada, Nova Scotia, Sydney, Cape Breton University

JOC

Jeffrey Ogden

CBU

Cape Breton University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Atheta