Acrotona smithi (Casey, 1910)

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: 140-141

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.186.2947

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scientific name

Acrotona smithi (Casey, 1910)
status

New Canadian Record

Acrotona smithi (Casey, 1910)   New Canadian Record Fig. 47116-124Map 47

Coprothassa smithi   Casey, 1910: 166. Lectotype (male):USA: New York; smithi Casey; Type USNM 39019; Casey bequest 1925; Lectotypus male, Coprothasa smithi   Casey, V. Gusarov des. 2000 [This designation was never published and therefore we formally designate this specimen as the lectotype]; Acrotona smithi   (Casey), V. Gusarov 2000; our Lectotype designation label, present designation (NMNH) [dissected]. Paralectotypes (4, present designation): New York; smithi-2, USNM 39019; Casey bequest 1925 (NMNH) 1 female. New York; smithi-3; Paratype USNM 39019 (NMNH) 1 female. New York; smithi-5; USNM 39019 Casey bequest 1925 (NMNH) 1 male. New York; smithi-6; USNM 39019 Casey bequest 1925 (NMNH) 1 male.

Material examined.

(Type material - see above). CANADA: ON:Chatham-Kent Co., Rondeau Prov. Park, end Lakeshore Rd., 1.vi.1985, A. Davies & J.M. Campbell, 1 (CNC), same data except: 5.vi.1985, sifted grass pile & leaves, 3 (CNC), Rondeau Prov. Park, deciduous forest, 19.v to 6.vii.1976, Dondale & Redner, 2 (CNC), Rondeau Prov. Park, intercept trap, on sand beach, edge oak forest, 22 to 31.vii.1985, L. LeSage & A. Woodliffe, 2 (CNC), same data except: 1 to 9.viii.1985, 1 (CNC), 9 to 17.viii.1985, 1 (CNC), Rondeau Prov. Park, intercept trap, maple-beech forest, 13 to 22.vii.1985, L. LeSage & A. Woodliffe, 1 (CNC), Rondeau Prov. Park, intercept trap, white pine stand, 1 to 9.viii.1985, L. LeSage & A. Woodliffe (2), Rondeau Prov. Park, Lakeshore Rd., 30.v.1985, A. Smetana, 2 (CNC); Elgin Co., Aylmer West, Malaise trap, 24 to 31.viii.1972, 1 (CNC), same data except: 15 to 22.ix.1972, 1 (CNC); Hald.-Norfolk Reg., Cronmiller Prop., ~6km W St. Williams, 42°40'20"N, 80°29'29"W, sand ridge, forest, malaise pans, 15.vi to 5.vii.2011, Brunke & Paiero, 1 (DEBU), same data except: 5.vii to 20.vii.2011, 1 (DEBU), 31.v to 15.vi.2011, 1 (DEBU), Cronmiller Prop., ~6km W St. Williams, 42°40'20"N, 80°29'29"W, low forest, malaise pans, 5.vii to 20.vii.2011, Brunke & Paiero, 2 (DEBU), Turkey Point Prov. Park, site 2, 42°42'28"N, 80°20'29"W, oak savannah, Lindgren funnel, 15.vi to 5.vii.2011, Brunke & Paiero, 1 (DEBU); Lanark Co., 7 mi W of Carleton Place, 15.v.1980, A. Smetana, 3 (CNC); Leeds and Grenville Co., ‘Chaffey’s Locks’ Biol. Stn., 16.x.1986, A. Smetana, 2 (CNC); Northumberland Co., Peter’s Woods PNR, 44°7'27"N, 78°2'21"W, forest, 12.viii.2011, A. Brunke, 1 (DEBU); Ottawa Div., Kanata, 25.v.1979, A. & Z. Smetana, 2 (CNC); Renfrew Co., Haley Sta., 15km NW Renfrew, mixed forest malaise, 2 to 30.ix.1979, S. Peck, 1 (CNC).

Distribution.

Canada: ON, NB; USA: NY ( Webster et al. 2012). Native.

Comments.

Acrotona smithi   is newly recorded in Canada based on numerous collections across Ontario. Ontario material was compared with the type series of Acrotona smithi   from New York. This species is easily recognized amongst other northeastern Acrotona   by the large and fusiform body ( Oxypoda   -like habitus), the distinctive shape of the aedeagus in lateral view (Figs 117-118), the broadly and shallowly emarginate female tergite VIII (Fig. 123), and, despite some variation, the general shape of the spermatheca (Figs 121-122). Acrotona smithi   appears to be a common species inhabiting deciduous to mixed forests and semi-open habitat (e.g. oak savannah) and is probably broadly distributed across northeastern North America.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Acrotona

Loc

Acrotona smithi (Casey, 1910)

Brunke, Adam J., Klimaszewski, Jan, Dorval, Julie-Anne, Bourdon, Caroline, Paiero, Steven M. & Marshall, Stephen A. 2012
2012
Loc

Coprothassa smithi

Thomson 1859
1859