Cryptarcha ampla Erichson, 1843,

Majka, Christopher, Webster, Reginald & Cline, Andrew, 2008, New records of Nitidulidae and Kateretidae (Coleoptera) from New Brunswick, Canada, ZooKeys 2 (2), pp. 337-356: 350

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Cryptarcha ampla Erichson, 1843


Cryptarcha ampla Erichson, 1843 

Carleton Co.: Belleville, Meduxnekeeg Valley Nature Preserve, 46.1957°N, 67.6800°W, 14.VII.2004, R.P. Webster, rich Appalachian hardwood forest, UV light trap, (1, RPW)GoogleMaps  ; York Co.: Charters Settlement , 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 25.VI.2003, 26.VI.2003, 19.VII.2005, 26.VII.2005, 12.VII.2006, R.P. Webster, mixed forest, m. v. light  , (5, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; same locality, 10.VII.2005, mixed forest, at sap flow on Salix  sp., (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; Sunbury Co.: Lakeville Corner , 45.9013°N, 66.2565°W, 27.VIII.2006, silver maple forest, on corncobs, (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  .

Cryptarcha ampla  has been recorded in Canada from British Columbia east to Québec and Nova Scotia ( McNamara 1991; Majka and Cline 2006), and in the United States from Maine south to Florida and Alabama, west to Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, and California ( Parsons 1943; Chandler 2001; Price and Young 2006). The species is found at sap flows on maple, oak, hickory, and willow ( Parsons 1943; A. Cline, pers. obs.) as well as in fungi and at lights ( Downie and Arnett 1996) and is associated with oak wilt fungus mats ( Cease and Juzwik 2001). Price and Young (2006) reared a specimen from the stem of a milkweed ( Asclepias syriaca  L., Asclepiadaceae  ).