Anthonomus (Anthonomus) pusillus LeConte, 1876

Webster, Reginald P., Anderson, Robert S., Webster, Vincent L., Alderson, Chantelle A., Hughes, Cory C. & Sweeney, Jon D., 2016, New Curculionoidea records from New Brunswick, Canada with an addition to the fauna of Nova Scotia, ZooKeys 573, pp. 367-386: 371

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Anthonomus (Anthonomus) pusillus LeConte, 1876


Anthonomus (Anthonomus) pusillus LeConte, 1876  

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Gloucester Co., Bathurst, Daly Point Nature Preserve, 47.6392°N, 65.6098°W, 9-23.VII.2015, C. Alderson & V. Webster // Mixed forest , green Lindgren funnel trap 1 m high (1, RWC) GoogleMaps   .

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

NB (New Canadian record).


Anthonomus pusillus   LeConte has been recorded as far north as MA, NY, and NJ in the USA; it is associated with common frostweed, Crocanthemum canadense   (L.) Britten ( Cistaceae  ) ( Blatchley and Leng 1916), which has been recorded from NS and PE but has not yet been found in NB. It is likely that this plant, which lives in dry sandy areas with thin tree cover, will be found in NB. Sandy dune-like areas occur in the vicinty of the site where Anthonomus pusillus   was found. Other members of the Cistaceae  ( Hudsonia tomentosa   Nutt., Lechea maritima   Legget ex BSP) have been recorded near this locality ( Hinds 2000).