Report of Two Rove Beetle Species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), Oxybleptes kiteleyi Smetana, 1982 and Omalium rivulare (Paykull, 1789), Collected in Colored Water Traps

Oxybleptes kiteleyi Smetana, 1982 (Staphylinidae: Xantholininae) and Omalium rivulare (Paykull, 1789) (Staphylinidae: Omaliinae) were collected in a pink kiddie pool and orange 5-gallon bucket filled with water, respectively and acted as colored water traps. Oxybleptes kiteleyi is a rarely collected, fall active species that has is usually collected in water traps. We discuss their attraction to such traps and male mating aggregations. This collection represents a new Pennsylvania state record for the species. Omalium rivulare is a European species that was first detected in eastern North America in 1975. They are apparently widespread but underreported. We discuss their capture in a colored water trap. We also provide a range maps for both species based on published specimens, unpublished specimens in museums, and photographs submitted to the citizen science websites iNaturalist and BugGuide.

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Work Title Report of Two Rove Beetle Species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), Oxybleptes kiteleyi Smetana, 1982 and Omalium rivulare (Paykull, 1789), Collected in Colored Water Traps
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  1. Michael Skvarla
  2. Mike L. Ferro
  3. Margaret K. Thayer
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  1. The Coleopterists Bulletin
Publication Date December 21, 2023
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    • Oxybleptes kiteleyi Smetana, 1982 (Staphylinidae: Xantholininae) and Omalium rivulare (Paykull, 1789) (Staphylinidae: Omaliinae) were collected in a pink kiddie pool and orange 5-gallon bucket filled with water, respectively and acted as colored water traps. Oxybleptes kiteleyi is a rarely collected, fall active species that has is usually collected in water traps. We discuss their attraction to such traps and male mating aggregations. This collection represents a new Pennsylvania state record for the species. Omalium rivulare is a European species that was first detected in eastern North America in 1975. They are apparently widespread but underreported. We discuss their capture in a colored water trap. We also provide a range maps for both species based on published specimens, unpublished specimens in museums, and photographs submitted to the citizen science websites iNaturalist and BugGuide.
    • _Oxybleptes kiteleyi_ Smetana, 1982 (Staphylinidae: Xantholininae) and _Omalium rivulare_ (Paykull, 1789) (Staphylinidae: Omaliinae) were collected in a pink kiddie pool and orange 5-gallon bucket filled with water, respectively and acted as colored water traps. _Oxybleptes kiteleyi_ is a rarely collected, fall active species that has is usually collected in water traps. We discuss their attraction to such traps and male mating aggregations. This collection represents a new Pennsylvania state record for the species. _Omalium rivulare_ is a European species that was first detected in eastern North America in 1975. They are apparently widespread but underreported. We discuss their capture in a colored water trap. We also provide a range maps for both species based on published specimens, unpublished specimens in museums, and photographs submitted to the citizen science websites iNaturalist and BugGuide.
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