Cis americanus Mannerheim, 1852

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

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Cis americanus Mannerheim, 1852
status

 

Cis americanus Mannerheim, 1852  

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Queens Co.: St. Patricks , 16.vii.2002, C.G. Majka, Fomes fomentarius   in coniferous forest, (4), CGMC   .

Newly recorded in Prince Edward Island; previously recorded from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia ( Pielou & Verma 1968; McNamara 1991) ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 ). Lawrence (1971: 445) noted that, "This is an extremely variable, widespread, and polyphagous species, and it may represent a species complex." Specimens in the Maritime Provinces fall into the "typical northeastern" C. americanus   geographic segregate with pronotum and elytra relatively dull, lateral pronotal margins narrower, elytral megapunctures smaller and less numerous than the micropunctures, vestiture denser, elytral bristles shorter, and size larger (corresponding to the synonymized Cis oweni (Hatch, 1962))   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Ciidae

Genus

Cis