Philonthus couleensis Hatch, 1957

Majka, Christopher, Klimaszewski, Jan & Lauff, Randolph, 2008, The coastal rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) of Atlantic Canada: a survey and new records, ZooKeys 2 (2), pp. 115-150 : 137

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Philonthus couleensis Hatch, 1957


Philonthus couleensis Hatch, 1957  

NOVA SCOTIA: Halifax Co.: Sable Island , 5-12.VII.1967, H. Howden, (1, CNC)   ; Victoria Co.: Dingwall , 20.IX.1984, J.M. Campbell and A. Davies, (1, CNC)   .

Smetana (1995: 331) wrote, “ Philonthus couleensis   is a pronouncedly hygrophilous species, occurring in a wide variety of wet habitats … even in marshy habitats along sea beaches”. There are scattered records in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia ( Smetana 1995) including a few from coastal habitats. Its distribution in North America is shown in Smetana (1995).


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