Philonthus couleensis Hatch, 1957

Brunke, Adam J. & Marshall, Stephen A., 2011, Contributions to the faunistics and bionomics of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in northeastern North America: discoveries made through study of the University of Guelph Insect Collection, Ontario, Canada, ZooKeys 75, pp. 29-68: 47

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Philonthus couleensis Hatch, 1957


Philonthus couleensis Hatch, 1957  


CANADA: PEI: Brackley Beach, National Park, milieu marécageux (=marshy environment), 2-VIII-1979, R. Sexton (1); Long Pond, National Park, milieu marécageux (=marshy environment), 30-VII-1979, R. Sexton (2).


This species is, at present, best identified by the shape of the median lobe of the aedeagus and branches of the paramere (Fig. 499 in Smetana 1995).

Philonthus couleensis   was previously known from Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Manitoba, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, New Jersey, Northwest Territories, New York, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Washington, and Wisconsin ( Smetana 1995). Herein we newly report it from Prince Edward Island (Map 29). This species is hygrophilous and has been collected from a variety of wet microhabitats near water ( Smetana 1995).