Mycetochara binotata (Say, 1824)

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 : 261-262

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Mycetochara binotata (Say, 1824)


Mycetochara binotata (Say, 1824) Map 9

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Carleton Co., Jackson Falls, "Bell Forest", 46.2200°N, 67.7231°W, 26.VI.2007, 8.VII.2008, R. P. Webster, mature hardwood forest, u.v. light (2, RWC); same locality, collector, and forest type, 5-12.VII.2008, Lindgren funnel trap (1, RWC). Queens Co., Cranberry Lake P.N.A., 46.1125°N, 65.6075°W, 10-15.VII.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, mature red oak forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1, RWC); same locality data and forest type, 22-29.VI.2011, M. Roy & V. Webster, Lindgren funnel traps (2, NBM); Grand Lake Meadows P.N.A., 45.8227°N, 66.1209°W, 15-29.VI.2010, 12-26.VII.2010, R. Webster & C. MacKay, old silver maple forest with green ash and seasonally flooded marsh, Lindgren funnel traps (2, NBM, RWC); same locality data and forest type, 21. VI– 5.VII.2011, 19. VII– 5.VIII.2011, M. Roy & V. Webster, Lindgren funnel traps (6, AFC, NBM, RWC). Restigouche Co., Dionne Brook P.N.A., 47.9030°N, 68.3503°W, 14-28.VII.2011, M. Roy & V. Webster, old-growth northern hardwood forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1, NBM). Sunbury Co., Burton, near Sunpoke Lake, 45.7658°N, 66.5546°W, 29.VII.2007, oak forest, u.v. light (1, NBM); Acadia Research Forest, 45.9866°N, 66.3841°W, 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 trap (1, RWC). York Co., Charters Settlement, 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 9.VII.2006, R. P. Webster, mixed forest, u.v. light (1, RWC); 15 km W of Tracy off Rt. 645, 45.6848°N, 66.8821°W, 28. VI– 7.VII.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, old red pine forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1, RWC).

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 ma ple forest, an old red oak forest, a mixed forest, an old red pine forest, and a mature (110-year-old) red spruce forest. Most adults were captured in Lindgren funnel traps; a few at an ultraviolet light. Adults were captured during June and July.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

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