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Rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in red spruce stands, eastern Canada: diversity, abundance, and descriptions of new species

  • Jan Klimaszewski (a1), Jon Sweeney (a2), Jessica Price (a2) and Georges Pelletier (a1)

Abstract

Rove beetle species and their pitfall trap abundance were studied in red spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.; Pinaceae) stands in the Acadia Research Forest, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1999. The study yielded over 5000 specimens representing 134 species in 11 subfamilies of Staphylinidae. Of these, 58 species represent new distribution records for New Brunswick (NPR), including 15 new distribution records for Canada (NCR), 6 new species, and 4 synonyms, as follows: Omaliinae, 3 species; Proteininae, Proteinus pseudothomasi Klimaszewski sp. nov. (NCR, NPR) and P. acadiensis Klimaszewski sp. nov. (NCR, NPR); Tachyporinae, 3 species; Trichophyinae, 1 species; Aleocharinae, 33 species, including Atheta capsularis Klimaszewski sp. nov., A. brunswickensis Klimaszewski sp. nov., A. pseudocrenuliventris Klimaszewski sp. nov., Oxypoda lacustris Casey (NPR) [= O. bradorensis Lohse syn. nov., O. egestosa Casey syn. nov., O. lassula Casey syn. nov., and O. optiva Casey syn. nov.], and Pella gesneri Klimaszewski sp. nov.; Oxytelinae, 3 species; Paederinae, 3 species; and Staphylininae, 10 species. The new species or known species representing new records for Canada are presented here with a short diagnosis, habitus images, and genital illustrations to help with identification. The habitus images and most genital illustrations are presented here for the first time for these species.

Les espèces de staphylins et leur abondance dans les pièges à fosse ont été étudiées dans les pessières rouges (Picea rubens Sarg.; Pinaceae) de la Forêt expérimentale Acadia, Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada, en 1999. Plus de 5000 spécimens de staphylins représentant 135 espèces dans 11 sous-familles ont été récoltés, dont 58 espèces représentant de nouvelles mentions provinciales (NMP) pour le Nouveau-Brunswick et incluant 15 nouvelles mentions pour le Canada (NMC), 6 nouvelles espèces et 4 nouveaux synonymes, soit: Omaliinae, 3 espèces; Proteininae, Proteinus pseudothomasi Klimaszewski sp. nov. (NMC, NMP) et P. acadiensis Klimaszewski sp. nov. (NMC, NMP); Tachyporinae, 3 espèces; Trichophyinae, 1 espèce; Aleocharinae, 33 espèces, incluant Atheta capsularis Klimaszewski sp. nov., A. brunswickensis Klimaszewski sp. nov., A. pseudocrenuliventris Klimaszewski sp. nov., Oxypoda lacustris Casey (NMP) [= O. bradorensis Lohse syn. nov., O. egestosa Casey syn. nov., O. lassula Casey syn. nov. et O. optiva Casey syn. nov.] et Pellagesneri Klimaszewski sp. nov.; Oxytelinae, 3 espèces; Paederinae, 3 espèces; et Staphylininae, 10 espèces. Les nouvelles espèces ou les nouvelles mentions pour le Canada sont accompagnées d'une courte diagnose, d'images numériques et de dessins d'organes génitaux afin de faciliter leur identification. Les images numériques et la majorité des dessins d'organes génitaux de ces espèces sont présentés ici pour la première fois.

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