Mniusa Mulsant & Rey, 1875,

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: 177

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Mniusa Mulsant & Rey, 1875


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Mniusa Mulsant & Rey, 1875 


Klimaszewski et al. (2014) reviewed the Canadian species of Mniusa  and Ocyusa  . In this review, Mniusa minutissima  Klimaszewski & Langor was reported for the first time for NB and Mniusa odelli  Klimaszewski & Webster was described as a new species. Klimaszewski et al. (2014) illustrated the male genitalia (Fig. 7b, c, d) of a specimen tentatively determined as Mniusa odelli  but did not include it and other specimens from NS and QC in the type series because of the poor quality of the specimens. An additional male specimen confirmed as Mniusa odelli  was found at the type locality in NB during 2014. The male genitalia conform to those illustrated in Klimaszewski et al. (2014) and are illustrated here along with the adult habitus. In light of this discovery, all NB specimens of Mniusa  were reexamined, and it became apparent that some specimens originally determined as Mniusa minutissima  were actually Mniusa odelli  . Below, we present new and corrected data for the distribution of Mniusa minutissima  and Mniusa odelli  in NB that reflect these changes and additions.