Carpophilus brachypterus (Say, 1825),

Majka, Christopher, Webster, Reginald & Cline, Andrew, 2008, New records of Nitidulidae and Kateretidae (Coleoptera) from New Brunswick, Canada, ZooKeys 2 (2), pp. 337-356: 342

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Carpophilus brachypterus (Say, 1825)


Carpophilus brachypterus (Say, 1825) 

Sunbury Co.: near Sunpoke Lake , 45.7658°N, 66.5546°W, red oak forest, on flowers of Viburnum cassinoides  , (3, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; York Co.: Charters Settlement , 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 19.VI.2004, R.P. Webster, mixed forest, on mountain ash flowers, (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; same locality, 29.VIII.2007, mixed forest, in pile of corncobs and cornhusks, (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; Canterbury, near Browns Mountain Fen, 45.8964°N, 67.6273°W, 8.IX.2007, mixed forest, on flowers of Aster umbellatus  , (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  .

Carpophilus brachypterus  has been recorded in Canada from Manitoba east to Québec and Nova Scotia ( McNamara 1991; Majka and Cline 2006), and in the United States from New Hampshire south to North Carolina and west to Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and South Dakota ( Parsons 1943; Chandler 2001). Price and Young (2006) found them on flowers of plum ( Prunus americana Marsh.  ), choke cherry ( P. virginiana  L.), apple ( Pyrus malus  L.) ( Rosaceae  ), everlasting ( Antennaria neglecta Greene  ), and white snakeroot ( Eupatorium rugosum Houtt.  ) ( Asteraceae  ), in leaf litter, on rotting fruit, recently cut hardwoods, on driftwood, scotch pine ( Pinus sylvestris  L.), white pine ( Pinus strobus  L.) ( Pinaceae  ), and willow ( Salix  sp., Salicaceae  ) in a wide variety of forested and open habitats. Dillon and Dillon (1961) list the species from black haw ( Viburnum prunifolium  L., Caprifoliaceae  ).