Aleochara (Calochara) speculicollis Bernhauer, 1901,

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: 88-89

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Aleochara (Calochara) speculicollis Bernhauer, 1901


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Aleochara (Calochara) speculicollis Bernhauer, 1901  Figs 9-16

Aleochara (Calochara) speculicollis  (For diagnosis, see Klimaszewski 1984)

Material examined.

Canada, New Brunswick, Restigouche Co., Jacquet River Gorge P.N.A., 47.8254°N, 66.0780°W, 13.VIII.2010, R.P. Webster // Mixed forest, in decaying chanterelle (1 ♀, RWC).

Natural history.

Almost nothing is known about the habitat and biology of this species. In NB, one specimen was found in a decaying chanterelle mushroom in a mixed forest. Elsewhere, one individual was sifted from deep layers of wet and moldy oak ( Quercus  ) leaf litter ( Klimaszewski 1984).

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

AB, ON, QC, NB ( Klimaszewski 1984; Bousquet et al. 2013). Aleochara speculicollis  has a very spotty distribution, with most records from western North America. The previous easternmost record was from western QC ( Klimaszewski 1984).