Oligota parva Kraatz, 1862,

Brunke, Adam J., Pentinsaari, Mikko & Klimaszewski, Jan, 2021, Integrative taxonomy of Nearctic and Palaearctic Aleocharinae: new species, synonymies, and records (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae), ZooKeys 1041, pp. 27-99: 27

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Oligota parva Kraatz, 1862


Oligota parva Kraatz, 1862  Fig. 14A-GView Figure 14


(DNA barcoded specimens). Germany: Bornheim-Hemmerich, Ortslage , 50.7596, 6.93151, 30.VII.2010, F. Koehler (2, ZSM); Bornheim-Hemmerich, Ortslage, 50.7596, 6.93151, 25.VIII.2013, GBOL-Team ZFMK (1, ZFMK); Wutha-Farnroda, Wartburgkreis, 50.947, 10.4214, 25.VIII.2012, GBOL-Team ZFMK (2, ZFMK)GoogleMaps  . Canada: Ontario: Kawartha Lakes , 44.296, -78.452, farm, malaise trap, 24.VII.2015, B. McClenaghan (1, CBG); same except 19.VII.2016 (1, CBG); Guelph, Arboretum, Urban Organic Farm, 43.5381, -80.222, compost heaps and mouldy hay pile, 17.IX.2017, M. Pentinsaari (4, CBG)GoogleMaps  .


Origin: West Palaearctic (adventive in North America). Canada: NB, ON [new record], PE. United States: CA, MA, MO, NV, TX.


This species is generally found in anthropogenic habitats, including compost, dung, and old hay and grass ( Klimaszewski et al. 2018). In Canada, it has been collected in compost and in ocean coastline drift at the top of the littoral zone ( Klimaszewski et al. 2018).


Oligota parva  is a cosmopolitan species that is adventive in Canada. Here we newly report it from Ontario.