Neospondylis upiformis (Mannerheim, 1843)

Webster, Reginald P., Sweeney, Jon D., DeMerchant, Ian, Silk, Peter J. & Mayo, Peter, 2012, New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Cerambycidae, ZooKeys 179, pp. 309-319: 312

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Neospondylis upiformis (Mannerheim, 1843)


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Additional New Brunswick records, Restigouche Co., Dionne Brook P.N.A. (Protected Natural Area), 47.9064°N, 68.3441°W, 31. V– 15.VI.2011, 27. VI– 14.VII.2011, M. Roy & V. Webster, old-growth white spruce and balsam fir forest, Lindgren funnel traps (5, AFC, NBM, RWC).

Collection and habitat data. Adults were captured in Lindgren funnel traps deployed in an old-growth white spruce ( Picea glauca   (Moench) Voss) and balsam fir ( Abies balsamea   (L.) Mill.) forest. Specimens were captured during June and July in New Brunswick. Larvae of this species probably feed in the roots of fir ( Abies   ) or pine ( Pinus   ) ( Yanega 1996).

Distribution in Canada and Alaska. AK, BC, AB, ON, QC, NB, NS, NF ( McNamara 1991; Smith and Hurley 2006; Webster et al. 2009; Majka and Ogden 2010). Webster et al. (2009) newly reported this species from New Brunswick based on a specimen collected by Charles E. Atwood in Boiestown, Northumberland Co. (specimen is in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto). No date was given on the label, but Charles Atwood made a few collecting trips to New Brunswick during the 1930s ( McCorquodale 2010). The record from the Dionne Brook P.N.A. is the first recent record of this species from the province.