Anisotoma inops Brown, 1937

Majka, Christopher & Langor, David, 2008, The Leiodidae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada: new records, faunal composition, and zoogeography, ZooKeys 2 (2), pp. 357-402: 386

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Anisotoma inops Brown, 1937


Anisotoma inops Brown, 1937  

NEW BRUNSWICK: Gloucester Co.: Bathurst, VII.1925, J.N. Knull, (1, CNC).   NEWFOUNDLAND: 3 km east of Gambo, 1.VI.1982, D. Langor and A. Raske, under bark of red pine, (3, MUN)   . NOVA SCOTIA: One hundred and eighteen specimens from Annapolis, Antigonish, Colchester, Cumberland, Guysborough, Halifax, Hants, Inverness, Lunenburg, Pictou, and Queens counties.   The earliest record is from 1993 (Queens Co.: Medway River, 13.VII.1993, J. and T. Cook, car net, (1, JCC)).  

Anisotoma inops   is newly recorded from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia ( Fig. 8 View Fig ). It was listed as occurring in New Brunswick by Peck (1991). Adults have been found between May and September ( Wheeler 1979). In Nova Scotia, it was found almost exclusively in coniferous forests in red spruce, black spruce, hemlock, white pine, and balsam fir stands. Specimens were found in a decaying red maple log, in polypore fungi on a red spruce log, in polypore fungi on white birch and balsam fir, in decaying gill fungi, in Lycoperdon   sp. fungi, in a decaying red spruce, and in an “orange ball mushroom.” In Newfoundland, it was found associated with decaying red pine.