Aleochara (Echochara) ocularis Klimaszewski, 1984,

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: 89

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.573.7016

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scientific name

Aleochara (Echochara) ocularis Klimaszewski, 1984
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Aleochara (Echochara) ocularis Klimaszewski, 1984  Figs 17-24

Aleochara (Echochara) ocularis  (For diagnosis, see Klimaszewski 1984)

Material examined.

Canada, New Brunswick, Kent Co., Kouchibouguac N.P., 46.8072°N, 64.9082°W, 21.V.2015, R.P. Webster // Margin field/Jack pine forest, in litter in entrance to Marmota monax  burrow (1 ♀, RWC). York Co., Keswick Ridge, 45.9962°N, 66.8781°W, 25.V.2015, R.P. Webster // Margin field/hardwood forest, in litter in entrance to Marmota monax  burrow (1 ♀, RWC).

Natural history.

This species has been found in entrances of fox ( Vulpes  sp.) and woodchuck ( Marmota monax  (L.)) burrows in early spring (April to June) ( Klimaszewski 1984), and in caves ( Klimaszewski and Peck 1986). Adults were taken from moist soil and grass roots near the burrow entrances, and in carrion in caves. The two specimens from NB were found in similar burrow habitats during May.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

MB, ON, QC, NB ( Klimaszewski 1984; Bousquet et al. 2013).