Strigota obscurata Klimaszewski & Brunke, 2012,

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: 140-141

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Strigota obscurata Klimaszewski & Brunke, 2012


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Strigota obscurata Klimaszewski & Brunke, 2012  Figs 279-286

Strigota obscurata  (For diagnosis and illustrations, see Brunke et al. 2012)

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Northumberland Co., ca. 2.5 km W of Sevogle, 47.0876°N, 65.8613°W, 26.VI-6.VII.2013, C. Alderson & V. Webster // Old jack pine forest, in Lindgren funnel trap (1 ♀, RWC). York Co., Fredericton, at Saint John River, 45.9588°N, 66.6254°W, 7.VI.2005, R.P. Webster, coll. // River margin, in flood debris (1 ♀, RWC); Charters Settlement, 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 5.X.2005, R.P. Webster, coll. // Residential lawn, on soil at base of grass (1 ♀, RWC).

Natural history.

In NB, Strigota obscurata  were found in flood debris on a river margin, on soil at the base of grass in a residential lawn, and captured in a Lindgren funnel trap in an old jack pine forest. Brunke et al. (2012) reported this as the most common species in southern ON soybean fields, often occurring in open habitats with Strigota ambigua  .

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

ON, NB ( Bousquet et al. 2013). Although previously known only from ON at the time of description, Brunke et al. (2012) expected that the species would occur widely in northeastern North America. It was cited from QC in Bousquet et al. (2013), based on information submitted by G. Pelletier (LFC, pers. comm.), who indicated that it was verified by Klimaszewski; Klimaszewski (pers. comm.) was unable to find specimens at LFC from QC, and it is therefore provisionally removed from QC.