Greenarius thoracicus (Randall, 1838)

Webster, Reginald P., Sweeney, Jon D. & DeMerchant, Ian, 2012, New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Lycidae, ZooKeys 179, pp. 115-126: 116-117

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Greenarius thoracicus (Randall, 1838)


Greenarius thoracicus (Randall, 1838)  Map 1

Material examined.

Additional New Brunswick records. Charlotte Co., 10 km NW of New River Beach, 45.2110°N, 66.6170°W, 29. VI– 16.VII.2010, R. Webster & C. MacKay, old growth eastern white cedar forest, Lindgren funnel traps (2, RWC). Queens Co., Cranberry Lake P.N.A. (Protected Natural Area), 46.1125°N, 65.6075°W, 10-15.VII.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, old red oak forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1, AFC); same locality data and forest type, 7-13.VII.2011, M. Roy & V. Webster, Lindgren funnel trap (1, RWC). Sunbury Co., Acadia Research Forest, 45.9866°N, 66.3841°W, 24-30.VI.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, red spruce forest with red maple and balsam fir, Lindgren funnel trap (1, RWC). York Co., 15 km W of Tracy off Rt. 645, 45.6848°N, 66.8821°W, 29.VII-4.VIII.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, old red pine forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1, RWC); 14 km WSW of Tracy, S of Rt. 645, 45.6741°N, 66.8661°W, 16-30.VI.2010, R. Webster & C. MacKay, old mixed forest with red and white spruce, red and white pine, balsam fir, eastern white cedar, red maple, and Populus  sp., Lindgren funnel trap (1, RWC).

Collection and habitat data.

Adults were captured in Lindgren funnel traps deployed in an old-growth eastern white cedar ( Thuja occidentalis  L.) forest, old red oak ( Quercus rubra  L.) forest, red spruce ( Picea rubens  Sarg.) forest, old red pine ( Pinus resinosa  Ait.) forest, and an old mixed forest. Adults were captured during June and July.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

BC, AB, MB, ON, QC, NB ( Green 1951; McNamara 1991; Majka et al. 2011). Greenarius thoracicus  was listed as occurring in New Brunswick by Majka et al. (2011) without any supporting references or data. Here we provide the first documented records from New Brunswick.