Neatus tenebrioides (Palisot de Beauvois, 1805)

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 : 259

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Neatus tenebrioides (Palisot de Beauvois, 1805)


Neatus tenebrioides (Palisot de Beauvois, 1805) Fig. 1Map 3

Material examined.

Additional New Brunswick records. Carleton Co.,Jackson Falls,"Bell Forest", 46.2210°N, 67.7210°W, 12.VII.2004, 13.VII.2004, K. Bredin, J. Edsall, & R. Webster, mature hardwood forest, under bark and in u.v. light trap (2, RWC); same locality and forest type, 26.VI.2007, R. P. Webster, on trunk of recently fallen Tilia americana , collected at night with aid of headlamp (5, RWC). Queens Co., Cranberry Lake P.N.A., 46.1125°N, 65.6075°W, 15-29.VI.2009, 15-21.VII.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, mature red oak forest, Lindgren funnel traps (2, AFC); same locality data but 28.VII.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, mature red oak forest, u.v. light. (1, AFC); Grand Lake Meadows P.N.A., 45.8227°N, 66.1209°W, 21. VI– 5.VII.2011, M. Roy & V. Webster, old silver maple forest with green ash and seasonally flooded marsh, Lindgren funnel traps in forest canopy (3, AFC, NBM). Sunbury Co., Burton, near Sunpoke Lake, 45.7663°N, 66.5550°W, 20.VII.2006, oak forest, under loose bark of oak (1, RWC). York Co., Fredericton, 14.VIII.1932, R. E. Balch (1, AFC); Fredericton, insectary, 2.VI.1980 (probably reared) (no collector given) (27, AFC);Charters Settlement, 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 20.VII.2006, R. P. Webster, mixed forest, u.v. light (1, RWC).

Collection and habitat data.

Adults were collected from under loose bark of a red oak, at an ultraviolet light, on the trunk of recently fallen Tilia americana L. at night with the aid of a headlamp, and from Lindgren funnel traps. This species was collected in hardwood (sugar maple and beech, red oak, silver maple) and mixed forests during June, July, and August.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

BC, MB, ON, QC, NB ( Bousquet and Campbell 1991). Considering the number of recent records, it was surprising that this species was known from only one locality (Restigouche Co., Sea Side) in New Brunswick and the Maritime provinces (See Majka et al. 2008).