Hylota ochracea Casey, 1906

Webster, Reginald, Klimaszewski, Jan, Pelletier, Georges & Savard, Karine, 2009, New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick, Canada. I. Aleocharinae, ZooKeys 22 (22), pp. 171-248: 189-191

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Hylota ochracea Casey, 1906


Hylota ochracea Casey, 1906  

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New Records. CANADA, New Brunswick, Carleton Co., Meduxnekeag River Valley Nature Preserve, 46.1931°N, 67.6825°W, 31.V.2005, M.-A. Giguère and R.P. Webster (1 ♀, RWC) GoogleMaps   ; Benton , 45.9961°N, 67.5864°W, 24.V.2007, S. Makepeace and R.P. Webster (1 ♁, 1 sex undetermined, NBM) GoogleMaps   ; Hay Settlement , 46.0379°N, 67.5797°W, 24.V.2007, S. Makepeace and R.P. Webster (1 sex undetermined, NBM) GoogleMaps   . Queens Co., McAlpines near Upper Hampstead Rd. , 45.7250°N, 66.1200°W, 26.VI.2008, S. Makepeace and R.P. Webster (1 sex undetermined, NBM) GoogleMaps   ; Quarries , 45.6043°N, 66.0914°W, 23.V.2007, S. Makepeace and R.P. Webster (1 sex undetermined, NBM) GoogleMaps   ; Rees, near Grand Lake , 46.0016°N, 65.9466°W, 29.V.2007, S. Makepeace and R.P. Webster (2 ♁, NBM) GoogleMaps   . Sunbury Co., Noonan , 45.9923°N, 66.4099°W, 2.VI.2007, S. Makepeace and R.P. Webster (1 sex undetermined, NBMB) GoogleMaps   . Westmorland Co., Sackville, near Ogden Mill , 45.9216°N, 64.3893°W, 12.V.2006, S. Makepeace (1 ♀, NBM) GoogleMaps   . York Co., Charters Settlement , 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 21.VI.2004, 20.IX.2005, 28.IX.2005, 5.IX.2006 (5 ♁, 2 ♀, 8 sex undetermined, LFC, RWC) GoogleMaps   ; Graham Corner , 45.8565°N, 67.7083°W, 26.VI.2007, S. Makepeace and R.P. Webster (1 sex undetermined, NBM) GoogleMaps   ; Marysville , 45.9750°N, 66.5700°W, 22.VI.2007, S. Makepeace and R.P. Webster (1 sex undetermined, NBM) GoogleMaps   .

Bionomic Notes. Hylota ochracea   was a common inhabitant of barred owl nests. Barred owl nests in tree holes (usually in large trees) and in artificial nest boxes. Adults

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Figures Į3–Į8. Į3 Gennadota canadensis   Į4 Hylota ochracea   Į5 Ilyobates bennetti   Į6 Ocyusa asperula   Į7 Oxypoda demissa   Į8 O. gnara   [14, 17, 18, apical part of abdomen removed]. Scale = 1 mm

Map Į4. Collection localities in New Brunswick, Canada of Hylota ochracea   .

of H. ochracea   occurred in the nest contents which usually consisted of rich decaying organic material with bones, fur, owl pellets, portions of dead prey items (mice, squirrels, small birds), and often the contents had a strong urine smell. This species was also found in the nest contents of the great horned owl. Majka et al. (2006a) reported this species from the nests of the boreal owl, Aegolius funereus richardsoni (Bonaparte)   and northern saw-whet owl, Aegolius acadicus (Gmelin)   in Nova Scotia. Interestingly, H. ochracea   was also common among decaying vegetables inside a plastic compost bin, which in some respects mimics the conditions found within a tree hole occupied by an owl. Only one adult of H. ochracea   has been captured in New Brunswick in a habitat other than a tree hole or other enclosed situation; in drift material along a river margin. Adults were collected in May, June, and September. Collection method: sifting.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska. NT, ON, QC, NB, NS ( Majka et al. 2006a; Klimaszewski et al. 2006; Gouix and Klimaszewski 2007).


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