Xylopinus saperioides (Olivier, 1795)

Webster, Reginald P., Sweeney, Jon D., DeMerchant, Ian, Bouchard, Patrice & Bousquet, Yves, 2012, New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Tenebrionidae and Zopheridae, ZooKeys 179, pp. 257-277: 266-268

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Xylopinus saperioides (Olivier, 1795)


Xylopinus saperioides (Olivier, 1795)   Fig. 6Map 16

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Queens Co., Grand Lake near Scotchtown, 45.8762°N, 66.1816°W, 9.VII.2006, R. P. Webster, oak & maple forest, on trunk of large dead standing red oak (collected at night using headlamp) (5, RWC); Grand Lake Meadows P.N.A., 45.8227°N, 66.1209°W, 19. VII– 5.VIII.2011, 5-17.VIII.2011, M. Roy & V. Webster, silver maple swamp and seasonally flooded marsh, Lindgren funnel traps in forest canopy (7, AFC, NBM, RWC). Sunbury Co., Burton, near Sunpoke Lake, 45.7763°N, 66.5550°W, 20.VII.2006, R. P. Webster, (red) oak forest, under loose bark of oak (1, RWC); same locality but 45.7658°N, 66.5546°W, red oak & red maple forest, on trunk of dying Quercus rubra   (collected at night using headlamp) (3, RWC).

Collection and habitat data.

Adults of this species were collected in red oak, and red oak and red maple forests, and a silver maple swamp. Many individuals were collected at night from the trunks of dead or dying red oak trees, usually on areas of the trunk without bark. One individual was collected from under loose bark of an oak during the day. Other individuals were captured in Lindgren funnel traps deployed in the canopy of silver maples. Adults were collected during July and August.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

ON, QC, NB, NS ( Bousquet and Campbell 1991; Majka et al. 2008). This species was first reported from the Maritime provinces by Majka et al. (2008) based on a specimen from Nova Scotia, Queens Co. Kejimkujik National Park (D.C. Ferguson).