Atheta (s. str.) graminicola ( Gravenhorst, 1806 )

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: 218-220

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Atheta (s. str.) graminicola ( Gravenhorst, 1806 )


Atheta (s. str.) graminicola ( Gravenhorst, 1806)  

Fig 39, Map 39

New Record. CANADA, New Brunswick, Albert Co., Shepody NWA, Mary’s Point Section, 45.7250°N, 64.6651°W, 31.V.2004 (1 ♀, RWC). Queens Co., Grand Lake near Scotchtown, 45.8762°N, 66.1816°W, 25.IV.2004, R.P. Webster and M.-

Map 39. Collection localities in New Brunswick, Canada of Atheta graminicola   .

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Figures 37–42. 37 Atheta aemula   38 A. annexa   39 A. graminicola   40 A. irrita   A. klagesi   42 A. longicornis   [37, 40, 42, apical part of abdomen removed]. Scale = 1 mm

A. Giguère (1 ♁, RWC). Restigouche Co., Jacquet River Gorge PNA, 47.7627°N, 66.0270°W, 24.VI.2008 (1 ♀, RWC). Sunbury Co., Portobello Creek NWA, 45.8950°N, 66.2728°W, 11.IV.2006 (1 ♀, RWC). York Co., Charters Settlement, 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 23.IV.2008 (2`♁, RWC).

Bionomic Notes. This species was collected from drift material (mostly grass litter) on upper margin of a sea beach, in leaf litter at base of a tree in a red oak and maple forest, in leaf litter in the crotch of a silver maple with multiple trunks in early April (this was probably an overwintering site) and among moist leaves on the margin of a vernal pool in a hardwood forest. Two individuals were collected with an aerial net late in the afternoon (15:00–18:00 h) when snow was still present in shaded areas in the forest. In Quebec, A. graminicola   was collected from leaf litter beside a stream and in Salix   litter at two localities in the Yukon Territory ( Gusarov 2003). Adults were collected in April, May and June. Collection method: sifting, some collected during evening flight.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska. AK, YT, NT, BC, AB, MB, ON, QC, NB, NF & LB ( Gusarov 2003; Gouix and Klimaszewski 2007).