Anisotoma discolor ( Melsheimer, 1844 )

Majka, Christopher & Langor, David, 2008, The Leiodidae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada: new records, faunal composition, and zoogeography, ZooKeys 2 (2), pp. 357-402: 384

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Anisotoma discolor ( Melsheimer, 1844 )


Anisotoma discolor ( Melsheimer, 1844)  

NOVA SCOTIA: Annapolis Co.: Channel Lake, Kejimkujik National Park , 13-21. VIII.2005, R. Ewing, maple-oak-birch forest, pitfall trap, (1, CGMC)   ; Channel Lake, Kejimkujik National Park , 6-17.VII.2005, S. Poirier, maple-oak-birch forest, pitfall trap, (1, CGMC)   ; Durland Lake , 3.VIII.2003, P. Dollin, hemlock-black spruce-balsam fir forest, in decaying red maple log, (1, NSMC)   ; Digby Co.: Kejimkujik National Park: Pebbleloggitch Lake , 28.VI-7.VII.2004, H. Love, maple-oak-birch forest, pitfall trap, (1, CGMC)   ; Inverness Co.: MacKenzies Mountain, Cape Breton Highlands National Park , 19-21.VII.1983, D.E. and J.E. Bright, pan trap, (1, CNC)   ; Queens Co.: Black Duck Lake , 18.VI.2003, P. Dollin, white pine forest, polypore fungus, (2, NSMC)   ; Black Duck Lake , 1.VIII.2003, P. Dollin, white pine-red spruce forest, Lycoperdon   sp., (2, NSMC)   ; Sixth Lake , 20.VI.2003, P. Dollin, old-growth hemlock forest, “orange ball fungus”, (3, NSMC)   ; Tobeatic Lake , 17.VI.2003, P. Dollin, red spruce forest, decomposing red maple log, (2, NSMC)   ; Medway River , 13.VII.1993, J. and T. Cook, car net, (7, JCC)   .

Anisotoma discolor   is newly recorded in Nova Scotia and in Atlantic Canada ( Fig. 9 View Fig ). Adults have been collected between February and October from oak and pine bark and in leaf litter. Slime mold hosts include Stemonitis axifera   , S. fusca   , S. splendens   , Fuligo septica   , and Comatricha nigra (Pers.) J. Schroet. ( Wheeler 1979)   .


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