Colopterus truncatus (Randall, 1838),

Majka, Christopher, Webster, Reginald & Cline, Andrew, 2008, New records of Nitidulidae and Kateretidae (Coleoptera) from New Brunswick, Canada, ZooKeys 2 (2), pp. 337-356: 341

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Colopterus truncatus (Randall, 1838)


Colopterus truncatus (Randall, 1838) 

Carleton Co.: Hovey Hill , 46.1115°N, 67.7710°W, 7.IX.2004, R.P. Webster, hardwood forest, under poplar bark, (3, NBM, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; near the Hovey Hill , 46.1155°N, 67.7631°W, 10.V.2005, R.P. Webster, clearcut, mixed forest, under bark of Populus  sp., (15, NBM, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; Belleville, Meduxnekeeg Valley Nature Preserve, 46.1890°N, 67.6766°W, 8.VI.2005, M.-A. Giguére & R.Webster, flood plain forest, on flowers of Prunus virginiana  , (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; Sunbury Co.: 7.5 km W of Tracy off Rt. 645, 45.6861°N, 66.7719°W, 9.V.2007, Mixed forest , in litter at base of cut white birch oozing sap, (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; Lakeville Corner , 45.9013°N, 66.2565°W, 27.VIII.2006, R. P. Webster, silver maple forest, on corncobs, (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; York Co.: Charters Settlement, 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 8.IX.2007, Mixed forest , in pile of corncobs and cornhusks, (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  .

Colopterus truncatus  has been recorded in Canada from the Yukon east to Nova Scotia ( McNamara 1991; Majka and Cline 2006), and it is broadly distributed in the United States south through Central America to Brazil ( Parsons 1943). Adults are found under bark and feed on sap ( Parsons, 1943) or on molds in subcortical environments (A. Cline, pers. obs.). Price and Young (2006) found the species on large-toothed poplar ( Populus grandidentata Michx.  , Salicaceae  ), and maple ( Acer  sp., Aceraceae  ).