Philhygra varula Casey, 1906**

Webster, Reginald P., Klimaszewski, Jan, Sweeney, Jon D. & DeMerchant, Ian, 2012, New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick, and an addition to the fauna of Quebec, Canada: Aleocharinae, ZooKeys 186, pp. 83-118 : 100-101

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Philhygra varula Casey, 1906**


Philhygra varula Casey, 1906** Map 34 View Map 34 illustrations in Klimaszewski et al. (2011)

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Albert Co., Shepody N.W.A., Mary’s Point Section, 45.7321°N, 64.6765°W, 17.V.2004, R. P. Webster, freshwater marsh adjacent to salt marsh, under litter on drift wood (large log) (2 ♀, RWC). Saint John Co. Dipper Harbour, 45.1169°N, 66.3771°W, 15.V.2006, R. P. Webster, upper margin sea beach, in decaying sea wrack under alders (2 ♀, RWC); same locality and collector but 45.1182°N, 66.3790°W, 28.V.2010, R. P. Webster, upper margin of salt marsh, in grass litter in seepage area with Carex and Spartina patens (3 ♂, 3 ♀, RWC).

Collection and habitat data.

This species has been reported from under lakeshore debris and in rotting mushrooms in Newfoundland ( Klimaszewski et al. (2011) and captured in an estuary above the tidal zone, under stones, and along a stream in silt, gravel, and leaf litter at other localities ( Lohse et al. 1990). In New Brunswick, this species was associated with coastal habitats. Adults were collected from under litter resting on a large log (drift wood) in a freshwater marsh adjacent to a salt marsh, along the upper margin of a salt marsh in grass litter in a seepage area with Carex and Spartina patens , and in decaying sea wrack under alders on the upper margin of a sea beach. Adults were collected during May in New Brunswick.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

QC, NB, LB, NF ( Lohse et al. 1990; Klimaszewski et al. 2011).













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