Glischrochilus quadrisignatus (Say, 1835),

Majka, Christopher, Webster, Reginald & Cline, Andrew, 2008, New records of Nitidulidae and Kateretidae (Coleoptera) from New Brunswick, Canada, ZooKeys 2 (2), pp. 337-356: 352

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Glischrochilus quadrisignatus (Say, 1835)


Glischrochilus quadrisignatus (Say, 1835) 

Albert Co.: Harvey Bank , 45.73°N 64.68°W, 25.IX.2005, D.S. Christie, on apples, (1, CGMC)GoogleMaps  ; Carleton Co.: Belleville, Meduxnekeeg Valley Nature Preserve , 46.1925°N, 67.6825°W, 19.IV.2005, R.P. Webster, hardwood forest, leaf litter, sifting, (1, RPW)GoogleMaps  ; Gloucester Co.: Beresford , 12.VIII.1980, C.A. Boudreau, (1, UMNB)  ; Madawaska Co.: Rivière-Verte , 24.VII.1979, G. Grondin, (1, UMNB)  ; Saint John Co.: Saint John , 19.V.1900 -07, 23.V.1900 -07, W. McIntosh, (2, NBM)  ; 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  ; Westmorland Co.: Moncton , 17.IX.1994, P. Turgeon, (1, UMNB)  ; York Co.: Charters Settlement , 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 3.V.2004, 9.V.2004, 16.X.2004, 17.IV.2005, 29.VIII.2007, R.P. Webster, mixed forest in compost, (6, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; Douglas, Keswick R. at Rt. 105, 45.9943°N, 66.8337°W, 14.VI.2004, R.P. Webster, silver maple forest, under debris, (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  .

Glischrochilus quadrisignatus  has been found in Canada from British Columbia east to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland ( McNamara 1991; Majka and Cline 2006), and in the United States from Maine south to Florida and west through Kansas to Utah and Wyoming ( Parsons 1943; Chandler 2001). The species is abundant throughout much of the Maritime Provinces ( Majka and Cline 2006) and is attracted to decaying fruit, vegetables, and the odor of anything sweet ( Downie and Arnett 1996). Price and Young (2006) found it associated with rotting fruit, corn, dung, carrion, wounded trees, a polypore fungus, and under the bark of black cherry ( Prunus serotina Ehrh.  , Rosaceae  ).