Philhygra proterminalis (Bernhauer, 1907),

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: 134-135

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Philhygra proterminalis (Bernhauer, 1907)


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Philhygra proterminalis (Bernhauer, 1907)  Figs 234-240

Philhygra proterminalis  (For diagnosis, see Brunke et al. 2012)

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Queens Co., W of Jemseg near "Trout Creek", 45.8255°N, 66.1174°W, 1.VII.2008, R.P. Webster, coll. // Seasonally flooded marsh, treading vegetation near margin of pool (4 ♂, 2 ♀, RWC). Sunbury Co., Burton, near Sunpoke Lake, 45.7658°N, 66.5546°W, 3.VII.2008, R.P. Webster, coll. // Red oak forest near flooded marsh, in leaf litter (1 ♂, 1 ♀, RWC); Gilbert Island, 45.8770°N, 66.2954°W, 8-21.VIII.2012, C. Alderson, C. Hughes, & V. Webster // Hardwood forest, Lindgren funnel trap 1 m high under Tilia americana  (1 ♂, AFC). York Co., Charters Settlement, 45.8340°N, 66.7450°W, 29.V.2008, R.P. Webster, coll. // Mature mixed forest, margin of vernal pond among moist leaves (1 ♂, 1 ♀, RWC); Douglas, Currie Mountain, 45.9844°N, 66.7592°W, 3-15.V.2013, C. Alderson & V. Webster // Mixed forest with Quercus rubra  , Lindgren funnel trap 1 m high under Quercus rubra  (1 ♂, RWC).

Natural history.

Philhygra proterminalis  was found in various wetland habitats in NB. Adults were collected by treading vegetation near a vernal pool margin in a seasonally flooded marsh, sifting leaf litter in a red oak forest near a flooded seasonally flooded marsh, and by sifting moist leaves along a vernal pond margin in a mixed forest. Two individuals were captured in Lindgren funnel traps in a hardwood and mixed forest. Brunke et al. (2012) reported on specimens from a Lindgren funnel trap and from a madicolous spring in ON. Otherwise, nothing was previously known about the habitat associations of this species. Adults were collected during May, June, July, and August in NB and ON.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

ON, NB ( Brunke et al. 2012; Bousquet et al. 2013). Brunke et al. (2012) reported this species for the first time for Canada from ON.