Oligota parva Kraatz, 1862†,

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: 164-165

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Oligota parva Kraatz, 1862†


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Oligota parva Kraatz, 1862†  Figs 381-386

Material examined.

New Brunswick, York Co., Charters Settlement, 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 5.X.2007, 26.IX.2008, 5.IX.2009, 3.IX.2010, 19.IX.2010, R.P. Webster, coll. // Mixed forest, in decaying (moldy) corncobs & cornhusks (5 ♂, 5 ♀, RWC); same data but 3.IX.2010, 7.IX.2010 (2 ♂, 1 ♀, LFC).

Natural history.

Oligota parva  was common in a pile of decaying and moldy corncobs and cornhusks near a composter in a residential area adjacent to a mixed forest. Mites were abundant in the moldy corncobs and cornhusks where the specimens were collected. Majka et al. (2008) reported this species from sea beach drift at the top of the littoral zone on PE. Adults were collected during September and October.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

NB, PE ( Bousquet et al. 2013). Majka et al. (2008) reported this adventive species from Canada for the first time from PE.