Strigota ambigua (Erichson, 1839),

Brunke, Adam J., Klimaszewski, Jan, Dorval, Julie-Anne, Bourdon, Caroline, Paiero, Steven M. & Marshall, Stephen A., 2012, New species and distributional records of Aleocharinae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from Ontario, Canada, with a checklist of recorded species, ZooKeys 186, pp. 119-206: 153

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Strigota ambigua (Erichson, 1839)

New Ontario Record

Strigota ambigua (Erichson, 1839)  New Ontario Record Fig. 74Map 74 genitalia in Gusarov (2003a)

Material examined.

CANADA: ON:Huron Co., Auburn, soybean field, pitfall,, A. Brunke, 2 (DEBU); Ottawa Div., Ottawa, Centr. Exp. Farm, Marmota  burrows, 20.iv.2009, A. Smetana, 5 (CNC); Waterloo Reg.,Blair, soybean field, pitfall,, A. Brunke, 1 (DEBU).


Canada: YT, ON, NS, PE, NL; USA: CA, CO, CT, IA, KS, MA, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NY, NV, TX ( Bernhauer 1907; Gusarov 2003a; Majka et al. 2008; Klimaszewski et al. 2011; Klimaszewski et al. 2012). Native.


This widespread species apparently prefers open habitats with well-drained soil including dunes, beaches, limestone barrens, soybean fields, old fields, open gaps in spruce forest, riverbanks and on pavement (see references under ‘distribution’). The specimens from groundhog burrows were probably overwintering there.