Tachyusa americanoides Pasnik , 2006

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 : 87-88

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Tachyusa americanoides Pasnik , 2006


Tachyusa americanoides Pasnik, 2006 Map 7 View Map 7 illustrations in Paśnik (2006) Klimaszewski et al. (2011)

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Carleton Co., Wakefield, Bell Forest Nature Preserve, 46.2152°N, 67.7190°W, 12.VII.2004, K. Bredin, J. Edsall & R. Webster, coll., river margin, under debris (1 sex undetermined, RWC). Sunbury Co., Maugerville, Portebello Creek N.W.A. (National Wildlife Area), 45.8992°N, 66.4248°W, 24.VI.2004, R.,P. Webster coll., silver maple forest, margin of slow river under litter on muddy soil (1 sex undetermined, 1 ♀, LFC, RWC). York Co., Douglas, Keswick River at Rt. 105, 45.9943°N, 66.8337°W, 18.VI.2004, R. P. Webster, coll., silver maple forest, under debris on muddy soil near small pool (2 sex undetermined, LFC, RWC); Charters Settlement, 45.8456°N, 66.7267°W, 16.V.2010, 10.VI.2010, R. P. Webster, coll., beaver dam, among grassy debris near an overflow area of dam, near flowing water (2 ♂, 1 ♀, RWC); same locality and collector but 45.8331°N, 66.7279°W, 20.V.2010, beaver dam, among sticks, debris and clay on dam (1 ♂, RWC).

Collection and habitat data.

In New Brunswick, Tachyusa americanoides was collected from grassy debris near the overflow area of a beaver dam, from among sticks, debris, and clay on a beaver dam, from debris on muddy soil along a slow-flowing river in a silver maple swamp, from debris along the margin of a rocky river, and from debris on muddy soil near a small pool in a silver maple forest. Adults were collected during May, June, and July.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

NT, BC, AB, MB, ON, NB, NS, NL ( Paśnik 2006; Gouix and Klimaszewski 2007; Klimaszewski et al. 2011). Tachyusa americanoides was recorded by Klimaszewski et al. (2011) from NB without specifying locality data. We record this species here from NB for the first time with locality data and habitat information.