Bledius basalis LeConte, 1877

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: 129

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3793024

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scientific name

Bledius basalis LeConte, 1877
status

 

Bledius basalis LeConte, 1877  

NEW BRUNSWICK: Queens Co.: Jemseg, 8.VI.2003, R.P. Webster, silver-maple forest, moist bare clay, (1, RWC). NOVA SCOTIA: Annapolis Co. : Melveryn Square, 24.VI.1992, E. Georgeson, light trap, (9, NSNR)   ; Halifax Co.: Petpeswick , 23.VI.1971, B. Wright, (2, NSMC)   .

Bledius basalis   is newly recorded in New Brunswick. Its distribution in Atlantic Canada is shown in Fig. 14 View Fig . Herman (1976) indicated that the species was found in coastal habitats from Texas north to Rhode Island. Howden (1970) recorded the species from Sable Island (Nova Scotia), the only previously known Canadian location. The above specimens collected from Petpeswick and Melveryn Square establish the occurrence of this species on the mainland of Nova Scotia.

All the sites where this species has been recorded in the United States are coastal and most are slightly moist, slightly vegetated sand flats adjacent to the ocean ( Herman 1976). This is true of Petpeswick, a sandy inlet on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia. Melveryn Square, however, lies in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, although it is only 9 km from “Sand Banks”, a sandy coastal beach on the Bay of Fundy, and B. basalis   is macropterous and a capable flier. Jemseg (New Brunswick) is 70 km inland from the Bay of Fundy, however, it is located on the shores of Grand Lake, which at 174 km 2, is the largest freshwater body in Atlantic Canada. This would appear to indicate that B. basalis   , while occurring predominantly in coastal localities, can also be found in appropriate inland sites away from the ocean.

RWC

Reginald Webster

NSNR

Canada, Nova Scotia, Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

NSMC

USA, Nevada, Carson City, Nevada State Museum

NSNR

Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

NSMC

Nova Scotia Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Bledius

Loc

Bledius basalis LeConte, 1877

Majka, Christopher, Klimaszewski, Jan & Lauff, Randolph 2008
2008
Loc

Bledius basalis

LeConte 1877
1877
Loc

B. basalis

LeConte 1877
1877
Loc

B. basalis

LeConte 1877
1877