Bisnius fimetarius (Gravenhorst, 1802)†

Webster, Reginald P., Davies, Anthony E., Klimaszewski, Jan & Bourdon, Caroline, 2016, Further contributions to the staphylinid fauna of New Brunswick, Canada, and the USA, with descriptions of two new Proteinus species (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae), ZooKeys 573, pp. 31-83: 68

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Bisnius fimetarius (Gravenhorst, 1802)†


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Bisnius fimetarius (Gravenhorst, 1802)†  

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Restigouche Co., Dionne Brook P.N.A., 47.9030°N, 68.3503°W, 25.V.2011, R.P. Webster // Old-growth northern hardwood forest, in moose dung (1 ♂, 1 ♀, RWC).

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

QC, NB, NF ( Bousquet et al. 2013). Bisnius fimetarius   is a Palaearctic species ( Smetana 2004) previously known to be adventive to North America in NF and QC ( Smetana 1965, 1995).

Natural history.

Smetana (1995) reported this species in various kinds of organic material such as dung and carrion, usually near human settlements. The two specimens from NB were found in moose dung in an old-growth northern hardwood forest.