Cis levettei (Casey, 1898)

Majka, Christopher G., 2007, The Ciidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada: new records, distribution, zoogeography, and observations on beetle-fungi relationships in saproxylic environments, Zootaxa 1654 (1), pp. 1-20: 6-7

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1654.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DCDDF649-178D-4D86-95CC-120624CF165F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1C3C87FA-6E26-FF95-FF08-DA10FC1DC524

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scientific name

Cis levettei (Casey, 1898)
status

 

Cis levettei (Casey, 1898)  

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Kings Co.: Souris Line Rd. , 21.v.1970, R. Wenn, (2), UPEI   ; Queens Co.: St. Patricks , 13.vii.2002, C.G. Majka, Piptoporus betulinus   in coniferous forest, (13), CGMC   ; St. Patricks , 14.vii.2002, C.G. Majka, Heterobasidion annosum (Fr.) Bref.   in coniferous forest, (2), CGMC   ; St. Patricks , 16.vii.2002, C.G. Majka, Fomes fomentarius   in coniferous forest, (6), CGMC   ; St. Patricks , 16.vii.2002, C.G. Majka, Heterobasidion annosum (Fr.) Bref.   in coniferous forest, (10), CGMC   ; St. Patricks , 20.viii.2002, C.G. Majka, Heterobasidion annosum   in coniferous forest, CGMC   ; St. Patricks , 25.vi.2003, C.G. Majka, polypore in coniferous forest, (4), CGMC   ; St. Patricks , viii.2003, C.G. Majka, Piptoporus betulinus   in coniferous forest, CGMC   .

Newly recorded in Prince Edward Island; previously recorded from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia ( McNamara 1991) ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 ). Newly recorded on the fungal host, Heterobasidion annosum   . It is commonly found in association with Ceracis sallei   and the tenebrionid, Bolitotherus cornutus (Panzer) ( Lawrence 1971)   . Associations with both species have also been observed in the Maritime Provinces.

In Québec Matthewman & Pielou (1971) examined the fauna associated with sporophores of Fomes fomentarius   growing on dead birch in Gatineau Park. Cis levettei   was the most abundant beetle found and the third most abundant insect. It frequently co-occurred in the sporophores with Bolitotherus cornutus, Euparius   marmoreus (Olivier), and Dorcatoma pallicornis LeConte   (Anobiiidae).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Ciidae

Genus

Cis