Mycetochara bicolor (Couper, 1865)

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 : 260-261

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Mycetochara bicolor (Couper, 1865)


Mycetochara bicolor (Couper, 1865) Map 8

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Carleton Co., Jackson Falls, "Bell Forest", 46.2200°N, 67.7231°W, 13.VII.2004, K. Bredin, J. Edsall, & R. Webster, mature hardwood forest, u.v. light (1, RWC); same locality and forest type, 12-19.VI.2008, 19-27.VI.2008, 27. VI– 5.VII.2008, 5-12.VII.2008, 12-19.VII.2008, R. P. Webster, Lindgren funnel traps (6, AFC, RWC). Charlotte Co., 10 km NW of New River Beach, 45.2110°N, 66.6170°W, 29. VI– 16.VII.2010, R. Webster & C. MacKay, old growth eastern white cedar forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1, AFC). Queens Co., Cranberry Lake P.N.A., 46.1125°N, 65.6075°W, 1-10.VII.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, mature red oak forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1, RWC); Grand Lake Meadows P.N.A., 45.8227°N, 66.1209°W, 15-29.VI.2010, R. Webster & C. MacKay, old silver maple forest with green ash and seasonally flooded marsh, Lindgren funnel traps (5, AFC); same locality data and forest type, 21. VI– 5.VII.2011, M. Roy & V. Webster, Lindgren funnel traps (3, AFC, NBM). Restigouche Co., Dionne Brook P.N.A., 47.9030°N, 68.3503°W, 28. VII– 9.VIII.2011, M. Roy & V. Webster, old-growth northern hardwood forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1, NBM). Sunbury Co., Acadia Research Forest, 45.9866°N, 66.3841°W, 16-24.VI.2009, 8-13.VII.2009, 13-21.VII.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, mature (110 year-old) red spruce forest with scattered red maple and balsam fir, Lindgren funnel traps (4, AFC, RWC). York Co., 15 km W of Tracy off Rt. 645, 45.6848°N, 66.8821°W, 28. VI– 7.VII.2009, 7-14.VII.2009, R. Webster & amp; M.-A. Giguère, old red pine forest, Lindgren funnel traps (3, AFC, RWC); same locality and forest type but, 7-14.VII.2010, R. Webster & C. MacKay, Lindgren funnel trap (1, AFC); 14 km WSW of Tracy, S of Rt. 645, 45.6741°N, 66.8661°W, 16-30.VI.2010, R. Webster and C. MacKay, old mixed forest with red and white spruce, red and white pine, balsam fir, eastern white cedar, red maple, and Populus sp., Lindgren funnel trap (1, AFC).

Collection and habitat data.

This species was captured in a hardwood forest (sugar maple and beech), an old-growth northern hardwood forest, an old silver maple forest, an old red oak forest, an old mixed forest, an old red pine forest, a mature red spruce ( Picea rubens Sarg.) forest, and an old eastern white cedar forest. Most adults were captured in Lindgren funnel traps; a few at an ultraviolet light. Majka et al. (2008) reported this species from under bark of red spruce in Nova Scotia. Adults were captured during June and July.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

ON, QC, NB, NS ( Bousquet and Campbell 1991; Majka et al. 2008).