Paragoniusa myrmicae Maruyama & Klimaszewski, 2004,

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: 128-129

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Paragoniusa myrmicae Maruyama & Klimaszewski, 2004


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Paragoniusa myrmicae Maruyama & Klimaszewski, 2004  Figs 199-205

Paragoniusa myrmicae  (For diagnosis, see Maruyama and Klimaszewski 2004, 2006)

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Restigouche Co., ca. 3 km SE of Simpsons Field, 47.5277°N, 66.5142°W, 25.VI-10.VII.2015, C. Alderson & V. Webster // Old cedar & spruce forest with Populus balsamifera  & Populus tremuloides  , Lindgren funnel trap (1 ♀, RWC).

Natural history.

Females of this myrmecophilous species were collected from nests of Myrmica alaskensis  Wheeler, the only known host ant species ( Maruyama and Klimaszewski 2004, 2006). Additional specimens were collected from window traps and a pitfall trap in a burned forest ( Maruyama and Klimaszewski 2006, Klimaszewski et al. 2011). The specimen from NB was captured in a Lindgren funnel trap in an old cedar and spruce forest with Populus balsamifera  & Populus tremuloides  .

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

BC, AB, QC, NB, LB ( Bousquet et al. 2013).