Histeridae, Gyllenhaal, 1808

Majka, Christopher G., Klimaszewski, Jan & Lauff, Randolph F., 2006, New Coleoptera records from owl nests in Nova Scotia, Canada, Zootaxa 1194, pp. 33-47: 35-36

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.2646209

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:59C097D1-E61E-4A78-AD88-F0D016A89A80

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/802787C3-0D79-FFDE-FEFB-6CFBFBC3FE7C

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scientific name

Histeridae
status

 

Histeridae  

Gnathoncus barbatus Bousquet & Laplante   is known from British Columbia east to Nova Scotia, and in Illinois ( Bousquet & Laplante 2006). It is herein recorded for the first time from Cape Breton Island. It has previously been found associated with porcupine dung ( Bousquet & Laplante 2006); it has not hitherto been recorded from bird or mammal nests.

Gnathoncus rotundatus (Kugelann)   is an adventive Palearctic species which is now found throughout Canada from British Columbia to Newfoundland and is considered cosmopolitan ( Bousquet & Laplante 2006). It has been recorded from the nests of many species of birds ( Bousquet & Laplante 2006; Hicks 1962, 1971) and is an important component of the nidicolous fauna of Tengmalm's owl ( Aegolius   f. funereus   ) nests in Europe ( Krištofík et al. 2003, Nordberg 1936). In this study G. rotundatus   was recorded only from the northern saw­whet owl nest at West River Station.

Carcinops pumilo (Erichson)   is an adventive Palearctic species. It is cosmopolitan in distribution and in Canada has been recorded from British Columbia to Québec and Newfoundland ( Bousquet & Laplante 2006). It is herein recorded for the first time from Cape Breton Island. It found in stables, hen houses, granaries, and mills, as well as on dung, in bird nests, and on carrion ( Bousquet & Laplante 2006).

Leiodidae  

Sciodrepoides terminans (LeConte)   was recently elevated to specific rank by Peck & Cook (2002) from being a subspecies of S. fumatus (Spence)   . It is widely distributed in eastern North America and across Canada ( Peck & Cook 2002). It has principally been collected on various species of dead mammals but also on dung, decaying fish and fungi, in mam­ mal nests, and in robin ( Turdus migratorius Linné   ) and (unspecified) vulture nests ( Peck & Cook 2002). It is an abundant and widely­distributed species throughout Nova Scotia and has been recorded from 13 of the province's 18 counties (C.G. Majka, unpublished data). In this study S. terminatus   was recorded only in a boreal owl nest.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Histeridae

Loc

Histeridae

Majka, Christopher G., Klimaszewski, Jan & Lauff, Randolph F. 2006
2006
Loc

Atheta pseudocrenuliventris

Klimaszewski 2005
2005
Loc

Gnathoncus barbatus

Bousquet & Laplante 1999
1999
Loc

Gnathoncus barbatus

Bousquet & Laplante 1999
1999
Loc

Hylota ochracea

Casey 1906
1906
Loc

Latridiidae

Erichson 1842
1842
Loc

Trox aequalis

Say 1831
1831
Loc

Aegolius

Kaup 1829
1829
Loc

Leiodidae

Fleming 1821
1821
Loc

Leiodidae

Fleming 1821
1821
Loc

Trogidae

MacLeay 1819
1819
Loc

Histeridae

Gyllenhaal 1808
1808
Loc

Staphylinidae

Latreille, 1803- 1802
1802
Loc

Coleoptera

Linnaeus 1758
1758