Hoplandria (Lophomucter) laevicollis (Notman, 1920),

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: 162-163

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Hoplandria (Lophomucter) laevicollis (Notman, 1920)


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Hoplandria (Lophomucter) laevicollis (Notman, 1920)  Figs 367-374

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Northumberland Co., ca, 2.5 km W of Sevogle, 47.0876°N, 65.8613°W, 21.VIII.2013, 27.VIII.2013, R.P. Webster // Old Pinus banksiana  forest, in rotten boletus mushrooms (8 ♀, RWC); ca. 1.5 km NW of Sevogle, 47.0939°N, 65.8387°W, 6-21.VIII.2013, C. Alderson & V. Webster // Populus tremuloides  stand with a few conifers, Lindgren funnel trap 1 m high under Populus tremuloides  (1 ♀, RWC).

Natural history.

Most adults of Hoplandria laevicollis  from NB were found in rotten bolete mushrooms in an old jack pine forest. One individual was captured in a Lindgren funnel trap in a stand of trembling aspen. Adults were collected during August.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

ON, QC, NB ( Génier 1989; Brunke et al. 2012; Bousquet et al. 2013).


All specimens of Hoplandria laevicollis  from NB were females. The identification was based on the description and key in Génier (1989). It should be noted that female characters are not as diagnostic as those of males, and thus the determination of these specimens should be considered as provisional until males are obtained from the sites where the species was found.