Playtnus indecentis Liebherr & Will, 1996,

Majka, Christopher G., Bousquet, Yves & Westby, Susan, 2007, The ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada: review of collecting, new records, and observations on composition, zoogeography, and historical origins, Zootaxa 1590, pp. 1-36: 11

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273915

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:55B69D24-15EB-4FA8-B15E-6A27F007B2B3

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/711C87BC-2509-9561-FF3F-B09BFC19840B

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scientific name

Playtnus indecentis Liebherr & Will, 1996
status

 

Playtnus indecentis Liebherr & Will, 1996 

NOVA SCOTIA: Halifax Co.: Lake Major  , 19.vii. 2004, K. Moore, NSNR; Hants Co.: South Maitland, Hayes Cave Reserve, 19.vi. 1978, B. Wright, (2, NSMC); Lunenburg Co.: Upper LaHave, 6.vii. 1987, A. Larochelle, and M.-C. Larivi√®re, (1, NSMC).

Newly recorded in Nova Scotia and the Maritime Provinces as a whole. Liebherr & Will (1996) found it associated with Sphagnum  bog habitats. While the precise collection habitat of the specimens from the Hayes Cave Reserve is unknown (wet areas do exists along a stream), there are no Sphagnum  bogs in the area, which is characterized by limestone karst geology. In contrast to the flightless and morphologically similar Platynus decentis  , P. indecentis  is fully macropterous ( Liebherr & Will 1996).

NSNR

Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

NSMC

Nova Scotia Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Playtnus