Tinotus caviceps Casey, 1894,

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: 89-90

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Tinotus caviceps Casey, 1894


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Tinotus caviceps Casey, 1894  Figs 25-33

Tinotus caviceps  (For diagnosis, see Klimaszewski et al. 2002)

Material examined.

Canada, New Brunswick, York Co., New Maryland, Charters Settlement, 45.8430°N, 66.7275°W, 7.VI.2004, R.P. Webster, coll. // Regenerating mixed forest, pitfall trap (1 ♂, RWC); same locality and collector but 45.8428°N, 66.7279°W, 14.IX.2004 // Mixed forest, small sedge marsh, in moist grass litter (1 ♂, 1 sex undetermined, RWC).

Natural history.

In NB, specimens were collected from a pitfall trap and from moist grass litter in a small sedge marsh in a mixed forest. One specimen from QC was captured in a Luminoc pit-light trap ( Klimaszewski et al. 2002); specimens from ON were collected in hedgerows beside soybean fields ( Brunke 2011 [thesis]). Little else is known about the biology of this species. Adults were found during May, June, and September.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

ON, QC, NB ( Klimaszewski et al. 2002; Majka and Klimaszewski 2008b; Bousquet et al. 2013).


Brunke et al. (2012) provided additional evidence supporting the concept that Tinotus caviceps  and Tinotus trisecus  Casey are distinct species.