Omosita discoidea (Fabricius, 1775),

Majka, Christopher, Webster, Reginald & Cline, Andrew, 2008, New records of Nitidulidae and Kateretidae (Coleoptera) from New Brunswick, Canada, ZooKeys 2 (2), pp. 337-356: 347

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.2.23

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3793353

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FF87FC-165F-4812-3BBD-4F78FDD39292

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Omosita discoidea (Fabricius, 1775)
status

 

Omosita discoidea (Fabricius, 1775) 

Kent Co.: Buctouche, V-VII.2007, J.P. Michaud, mixed forest and agricultural fields, on carrion, (many specimens, UMNB)  ; York Co.: Charters Settlement , 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 17.IV.2005, R.P. Webster, mixed forest, in flight (1, RWC)GoogleMaps  ; same locality, 8.IX.2007, 14.IX.2007, 26.IX.2007, mixed forest, in pile of corncobs and cornhusks, (4, RWC)GoogleMaps  .

This adventive Palearctic species is widely distributed in Europe and is recorded in Canada from British Columbia west to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and is widely distributed in the United States ( McNamara 1991; Majka and Cline 2006; Parsons 1943). Omosita discoidea  is found on dry carrion, bones, hides, fungi, and in decaying vegetation ( Downie and Arnett, 1996).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Nitidulidae

Genus

Omosita