Synchita fuliginosa Melsheimer, 1846

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 : 268-270

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Synchita fuliginosa Melsheimer, 1846


Synchita fuliginosa Melsheimer, 1846 Map 18

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Carleton Co., Jackson Falls, Bell Forest, 46.2200°N, 67.7231°W, 8.VII.2008, R. P. Webster, mature hardwood forest, u.v. light (1, RWC). Queens Co., Cranberry Lake P.N.A. 46.1125°N, 65.6075°W, 1-10.VII.2009, 10-15.VII.2009, 21-18.VII.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, old red oak forest, Lindgren funnel traps (3, RWC);Grand Lake Meadows P.N.A., 45.8227°N, 66.1209°W, 31. V– 15.VI.2010, 15-29.VI.2010, 29. VI– 12.VII.2010, R. Webster, C. MacKay, M. Laity, & R. Johns, old silver maple forest with green ash and seasonally flooded marsh, Lindgren funnel traps (7, AFC). Victoria Co., Riley Brook, (no collector given) reared from bolts of Ulmus americana collected on 31.VI.1972, adults emerged January and February, 1973 (4, AFC). York Co., 15 km W of Tracy off Rt. 645, 45.6848°N, 66.8821°W, 7-14.VII.2009, 14-20.VII.2009, 20-29.VII.2009, 29. VII– 4.VIII.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, old red pine forest, Lindgren funnel traps (5, RWC).

Collection and habitat data.

Most (16) adults from New Brunswick were captured in Lindgren funnel traps deployed in a mature hardwood forest, an old red oak forest, an old silver maple swamp, and an old red pine forest. Individuals with more specific bionomic data were reared from American elm ( Ulmus americana L.) bolts and taken at an ultraviolet light. Elsewhere, Synchita fuliginosa have been found under bark of a variety of hardwood species or collected at light ( Stephan 1989).

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

ON, QC, NB, NS ( Bousquet 1991; Majka et al. 2006).