Meotica pallens (Redtenbacher, 1849)†,

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: 174

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Meotica pallens (Redtenbacher, 1849)†


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Meotica pallens (Redtenbacher, 1849)†  Figs 415-423

Meotica pallens  (For diagnosis, see Klimaszewski et al. 2007)

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Restigouche Co., Dionne Brook P.N.A., 47.9030°N, 68.3503°W, 30.V-15.VI.2011, M. Roy & V. Webster // Old-growth northern hardwood forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1 ♀, RWC). York Co., Charters Settlement, 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 2.V.2010, R.P. Webster // Mixed forest opening, collected with net during evening flight between 16:30 and 20:00 h (2 ♀, RWC); same locality and collector but 45.8331°N, 66.7279°W, 20.V.2010 // Beaver dam, among sticks, debris, and clay on dam (1 ♂, RWC).

Natural history.

Adults were collected with a net in a mixed forest opening during the evening, and sifted from among sticks, debris and clay on a beaver dam. One individual was caught in a Lindgren funnel trap in an old-growth northern hardwood forest. This species was collected during May and June in NB.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

BC, ON, NB, NS ( Klimaszewski et al. 2007; Majka and Klimaszewski 2008b; Bousquet et al. 2013).