Thecturota pusio (Casey, 1894)

Brunke, Adam J., Klimaszewski, Jan, Dorval, Julie-Anne, Bourdon, Caroline, Paiero, Steven M. & Marshall, Stephen A., 2012, New species and distributional records of Aleocharinae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from Ontario, Canada, with a checklist of recorded species, ZooKeys 186, pp. 119-206: 139

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.186.2947

publication LSID

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scientific name

Thecturota pusio (Casey, 1894)
status

New Canadian Record

Thecturota pusio (Casey, 1894)   New Canadian Record Figs 44109-115Map 44

Oligurota pusio   Casey 1894: 362

Thecturota (Oligurota) pusio   (Casey); Casey 1911: 211

Material examined.

CANADA: ON: Hald.-Norfolk Reg., Turkey Point Prov. Pk., site 2, 42°42'28"N, 80°20'29"W, savannah, Berlese leaf, log and grass litter, 12.x.2011, A. Brunke, 11 (DEBU).

Distribution.

Canada: ON; USA: IN. Native.

Comments.

This is the first collection of Thecturota pusio   since Casey’s description (1894) based on the female holotype from ‘Indiana’ and the first Canadian record of the genus. We have dissected the female holotype for comparison with the Ontario specimens and illustrate the male and female sexual characters for the first time (Figs 109-115). Live specimens of Thecturota pusio   were extremely slow-moving and the use of a Berlese funnel likely facilitated the capture of this minute (<2mm) species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Thecturota

Loc

Thecturota pusio (Casey, 1894)

Brunke, Adam J., Klimaszewski, Jan, Dorval, Julie-Anne, Bourdon, Caroline, Paiero, Steven M. & Marshall, Stephen A. 2012
2012
Loc

Oligurota pusio

Casey 1894
1894