Alevonota gracilenta (Erichson, 1839)†,

Webster, Reginald P., Klimaszewski, Jan, Bourdon, Caroline, Sweeney, Jon D., Hughes, Cory C. & Labrecque, Myriam, 2016, Further contributions to the Aleocharinae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) fauna of New Brunswick and Canada including descriptions of 27 new species, ZooKeys 573, pp. 85-216: 99

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Alevonota gracilenta (Erichson, 1839)†


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Alevonota gracilenta (Erichson, 1839)†  Figs 59-67

Alevonota gracilenta  (For diagnosis, see Klimaszewski et al. 2013a)

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Carleton Co., Jackson Falls, "Bell Forest", 46.2200°N, 67.7231°W, 21.VI-3.VII.2012, C. Alderson & V. Webster // Rich Appalachian hardwood forest with some conifers, Lindgren funnel trap in canopy of Fraxinus americana  (1 ♀, RWC). Restigouche Co., Dionne Brook P.N.A., 47.9030°N, 68.3503°W, 27.VI-14.VII.2011, M. Roy & V. Webster // Old-growth northern hardwood forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1 ♀, RWC). York Co., Douglas, Currie Mountain, 45.9844°N, 66.7592°W, 24.VI-9.VII.2013, C. Alderson & V. Webster // Mixed forest with Quercus rubra  , Lindgren funnel trap 1 m high under Quercus rubra  (1 ♀, RWC); Douglas, Currie Mountain, 45.9832°N, 66.7564°W, 3-15.V.2013, C. Alderson & V. Webster // Old Pinus strobus  stand, Lindgren funnel trap 1 m high under Pinus strobus  (1 ♂, RWC).

Natural history.

Specimens of this adventive species in NB were captured in Lindgren funnel traps in hardwood forests, a mixed forest, and an old white pine ( Pinus strobus  L.) stand. In southern ON, specimens were captured in pitfall traps in and near agricultural fields ( Brunke et al. 2012). In the western Palaearctic, most specimens were collected in passive traps in unforested habitats, but the true habitat remains unknown ( Assing and Wunderle 2008).

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

ON, NB ( Brunke et al. 2012; Bousquet et al. 2013).


Alevonota gracilenta  was first reported from North America by Brunke et al. (2012) based on specimens collected in southern ON. They suggested that the introduction may have been recent.