Oligota parva Kraatz, 1858,

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: 122-123

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3793034

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scientific name

Oligota parva Kraatz, 1858
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Oligota parva Kraatz, 1858 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Kings Co.: Launching, 26.VIII.2003, C.G. Majka, ocean beach: under coastline drift at the top of the littoral zone, (4, CGMC).

Oligota parva  ( Fig. 2View Figs 1-4) is newly recorded in Canada ( Fig. 12View Fig). It has been previously recorded from California, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Texas (Moore and Legner 1975). It has been introduced to the western Palearctic and northern Africa and is now widespread there ( Horion 1967; Smetana 2004). It is found in compost, on dung, in fermenting materials, in old hay and grass, and in other decomposing situations ( Horion 1967). The ecology of Oligota  species are not well known, however, at least some species prey on mites ( Frank et al. 1992). While O. parva  has not previously been reported as a beach drift species, all the specimens collected on Prince Edward Island were found in this habitat. One European species, Oligota pusillima Gravenhorst, 1806  has been recorded in decaying seaweed ( Fowler 1888; Moore and Legner 1975).

Other characteristic beach drift species collected together with O. parva  at Launching (PEI), include Atheta acadiensis  , Strigota ambigua  (see below) [ Staphylinidae  ], Hypocaccus fraternus (Say, 1825)  [ Histeridae  ], Monotoma producta LeConte, 1855  [ Monotomidae  ], and Blapstinus metallicus (Fabricius, 1801)  [ Tenebrionidae  ].

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Oligota

Loc

Oligota parva Kraatz, 1858

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

Atheta acadiensis

Klimaszewski and Majka 2007
2007
Loc

Oligota parva

Kraatz 1862
1862
Loc

O. parva

Kraatz 1862
1862
Loc

O. parva

Kraatz 1862
1862
Loc

Monotoma producta

LeConte 1855
1855
Loc

Monotomidae

Laporte de Castelnau 1840
1840
Loc

Oligota

Mannerheim 1830
1830
Loc

Histeridae

Gyllenhaal 1808
1808
Loc

Oligota pusillima

Gravenhorst 1806
1806
Loc

Tenebrionidae

Latreille 1802
1802