Pytho niger Kirby, 1837

Majka, Christopher G., 2006, The Mycteridae, Boridae, Pythidae, Pyrochroidae, and Salpingidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, Zootaxa 1250, pp. 37-51: 41

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.172996

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:702A7A05-A1CB-4A76-8D80-55F0443647A7

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pytho niger Kirby, 1837
status

 

Pytho niger Kirby, 1837 

NEW BRUNSWICK: Saint John Co.: Saint John, 10 June 1900, W. McIntosh, NBM. PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Prince Co.: 22 April 1980, L. Corbin, DKYC.

Newly recorded in New Brunswick: scattered distribution in the Maritime Provinces ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2). The specimen from Prince Edward Island was reported by Pollock (1991) but was not included in Campbell’s (1991 c) compilation; consequently it seems worthwhile to direct attention to the record. Found across the northern portion of North America from Alaska east to Labrador and Nova Scotia, south to Massachusetts, New York, Wisconsin, and Minnesota ( Pollock 1991). Species of Pytho  live under the bark of trees with a narrow range of decay (dead 4–10 years). Known hosts include Pinus strobus  L., P. banksiana Lamb.  , P. contorta Dougl.  , Picea mariana (Mill.)  B.S.P, and Abies balsamea  (L.) Mill ( Pinaceae  ) ( Pollock 1991).

NEW

University of Newcastle

NBM

New Brunswick Provincial Museum, Saint John (Herbarium)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Pythidae

Genus

Pytho