Atheta (Microdota) festinans (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: 147-148

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4965AC0D-03B2-456B-BB3A-5BF652424067

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scientific name

Atheta (Microdota) festinans (Erichson, 1839)
status

 

Atheta (Microdota) festinans (Erichson, 1839)   Fig. 62Map 62 genitalia in Gusarov (2003a)

Material examined.

CANADA: ON:Waterloo Reg., Blair, 43.374 -80.397, hedgerow, pitfall trap, 16.vi.2009, A. Brunke, 1 (DEBU).

Distribution.

Canada: ON; USA: AZ, CT, IA, IN, KS, NY, PA, RI ( Bernhauer 1907; Gusarov 2003a). Native.

Comments.

This species was previously reported from Ontario by Bernhauer (1907) and Indiana and Michigan by Moore and Legner (1975) but these records were not among those verified by Gusarov (2003a) in his revision of this species concept. We therefore provide confirmation that this species occurs in Canada. Gusarov (2003a) remarked that all specimens seen of this species were females and suggested that this species may be parthenogenetic. Congruently, the Ontario specimen is also a female.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Atheta