Cryptophagus acutangulus Gyllenhal, 1827

Webster, Reginald P., Sweeney, Jon D. & DeMerchant, Ian, 2012, New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Sphindidae, Erotylidae, Monotomidae, and Cryptophagidae, ZooKeys 179, pp. 169-192: 169

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Cryptophagus acutangulus Gyllenhal, 1827


Cryptophagus acutangulus Gyllenhal, 1827  Map 14

Material examined.

New Brunswick, York Co., Charters Settlement, 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 5.V.2006, R. P. Webster, mixed forest, compost (decaying vegetable matter) (1, RWC); same locality, collector and forest type, 4.IV.2010, collected with aerial net during evening flight between 16:30 h and 19:00 h (1, RWC); 14 km WSW of Tracy, S of Rt. 645, 45.6741°N, 66.8661°W, 25. IV– 10.V.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, AFC).

Collection and habitat data.

In North America, the Holarctic Cryptophagus acutangulus  has been reported from Solidago  , on lumber, on Salix  , on Pinus ponderosa  , in stored grain, from grain elevators, at light, and collected during evening flight (based on label data) ( Woodroffe and Coombs 1961). New Brunswick specimens were collected from compost, during evening flight, and from a Lindgren funnel trap deployed in an old mixed forest. Adults were captured during April and May.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

AK, BC, AB, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, NF ( Bousquet 1991b; Majka and Langor 2010).