Philhygra terrestris Klimaszewski & Godin, 2012,

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: 136-137

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Philhygra terrestris Klimaszewski & Godin, 2012


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Philhygra terrestris Klimaszewski & Godin, 2012  Figs 248-254

Philhygra terrestris  (For diagnosis, see Klimaszewski et al. 2012)

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Madawaska Co., Third Lake, 47.7786°N, 68.3783°W, 21.VI.2010, R.P. Webster // Partially shaded brook, gravel/clay margin under alders (1 ♂, RWC); Jalbert Brook, 262 m elev., 47.6470°N, 68.3026°W, 23.VI.2010, R.P. Webster // Old-growth mixed forest, shaded brook, on clay/fine sand bar, collected by splashing (2 ♂, 2 ♀, RWC). Restigouche Co., Jacquet River Gorge P.N.A., 47.8204°N, 66.0833°W, 14.VI.2009, R.P. Webster, coll. // River margin, splashing drift material (mostly small sticks and conifer bud debris) (1 ♂, RWC); Kedgwick Forks, 47.9085°N, 67.9057°W, 22.VI.2010, R.P. Webster // River margin, on clay/sand under alders (3 ♂, 1 ♀, RWC).

Natural history.

Most adults of Philhygra terrestris  from NB were collected from shaded sites along brook and river margins. Specimens were found among gravel and clay under alders, by splashing clay and fine sand on sand bars along shaded brooks, and splashing drift material consisting of small sticks and conifer bud debris along a river margin. The type specimen from the YT was sifted from litter in a mixed forest during late May ( Klimaszewski et al. 2012). Adults from NB were collected during June.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

YT, SK, NB ( Bousquet et al. 2013, Klimaszewski et al. 2015a). Philhygra terrestris  was described from the YT ( Klimaszewski et al. 2012). The data presented here indicate that this species has a transcontinental distribution in Canada.