Cryptolestes ferrugineus (Stephens, 1831)

Majka, Christopher G., 2008, The flat bark beetles (Coleoptera, Silvanidae, Cucujidae, Laemophloeidae) of Atlantic Canada, ZooKeys 2 (2), pp. 221-238 : 229

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Cryptolestes ferrugineus (Stephens, 1831)


Cryptolestes ferrugineus (Stephens, 1831)

NOVA SCOTIA: Colchester Co.: Truro , 15.II.1973, G. Townsend, (4, NSAC) ; Halifax Co.: Halifax , 4.XII.1989, (1, NSMC) ; Halifax , 1.XII.1999, R. White, grain elevators, (6, NSMC) ; locality not recorded, 27.VI.1973, collector not recorded, (25, NSAC). PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Queens Co.: Charlottetown , 16.IV.1985, J. Lund, in barley, (2, ACPE) ; Charlottetown , VIII.1992, J.G. Stewart, grain bin, (3, ACPE) .

Cryptolestes ferrugineus is newly recorded in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It was reported from Newfoundland by Bousquet (1991). Th is cosmopolitan species is a serious pest of stored grain in Canada where it is found mainly in granaries, grain elevators, and mills ( Bousquet 1990).


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