Orthocis punctatus (Mellié, 1849),

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: 9

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-6E2B-FF99-FF08-DA40FF34C594

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scientific name

Orthocis punctatus (Mellié, 1849)
status

 

Orthocis punctatus (Mellié, 1849) 

NOVA SCOTIA: Annapolis Co.: Durland Lake, 3.viii.2003, 21.vi.2003, hemlock/balsam fir/red spruce forest, funnel trap, NSMC; Colchester Co.: Debert, 24.ix.1993, J. Ogden, NSNR; Kemptown, 1.vi.1995, 15.vi.1995, C. Corkum, young deciduous forest, (3), NSMC; Nuttby Mt., 28.vi.1995, C. Corkum, old deciduous forest, NSMC; Upper Bass River, 3.vi.1995, 17.vi.1995, C. Corkum, old deciduous forest, (2), NSMC; Cumberland Co.: East Leicester, 15.vi.1995, 29.vi.1995, C. Corkum, old deciduous forest, (2), NSMC; Fox River, 16.vi.1995, C. Corkum, young deciduous forest, NSMC; Harrington River, 3.vi.1995, C. Corkum, young deciduous forest, NSMC; Moose River, 16.vi.1995, 13.vii.1995, C. Corkum, young deciduous forest, (2), NSMC; Spencer's Island, 16.vi.1995, C. Corkum, young deciduous forest, NSMC; Westchester-Londonderry, 22.viii.1992, S. & J. Peck, forest road, car net, JCC; Guysborough Co.: Dayspring Lake, 15– 30.vi.1997, D.J. Bishop, red-spruce forest, (2), NSMC; George Lake, 15–30.vi.1997, D.J. Bishop, young redspruce forest, NSMC; Liscomb, 24.vi.2004, D. MacDonald, flight-intercept trap, (2), NSNR; Malay Lake, 2.15. vi.1997, 15–30, vi.1997, 1–16.vii.1997, D.J. Bishop, red-spruce forest, (14), NSMC; Melopsketch Lake, 15.vi.1995, C. Corkum, young deciduous forest, NSMC; Seloam Lake, 2.15. vi.1997, 15–30, vi.1997, D.J. Bishop, red-spruce forest, (4), NSMC; Stillwater, 15.vi.1995, 29.vi.1995, C. Corkum, old deciduous forest, (4), NSMC; Trafalgar, 19.vii.1992, S. & J. Peck, car net, JCC; Halifax Co.: Anti-Dam Lake, 15–30.vi.1997, D.J. Bishop, red-spruce forest, NSMC; Big St. Margarets Bay, 2–15.vi.1997, 15–30.vi.1997, D.J. Bishop, redspruce forest, (2), NSMC; Campbell Hill, 2–15.vi.1997, D.J. Bishop, red-spruce forest, NSMC; Grassy Lake, 1–16.vii.1997, 16–29.vii.1997, D.J. Bishop, red-spruce forest, (2), NSMC; Moser Lake, 2.15. vi.1997, 15– 30, vi.1997, 1–16.vii.1997, D.J. Bishop, red-spruce forest, (4), NSMC; Pockwock Lake, 1–16.vii.1997, D.J. Bishop, red-spruce forest, NSMC; south-end Halifax, 26.v.2001, C.G. Majka, on Piptoporus betulinus  , (3), CGMC; Hants Co.: Armstrong Lake, 29.vii–13.viii.1997, D.J. Bishop, red-spruce forest, NSMC; Little Armstrong Lake, 1–16.vii.1997, D.J. Bishop, red-spruce forest, NSMC; Panuke Lake, 1–16.vii.1997, D.J. Bishop, red-spruce forest, NSMC; Kings Co.: Kentville, 23.ix.2004, C. Sheffield & S. Rigby, (4), ACNS; Lunenburg Co.: Card Lake, 2–15.vi.1997, 1–16.vii.1997, 1–16.vii.1997, D.J. Bishop, old-growth red-spruce/hemlock forest, (3), NSMC; Queens Co.: Black Duck Lake, 18.vi.2003, P. Dollin, white pine forest, (4), NSMC; Fifth Lake Bay, 17.vi.2003, P. Dollin, old-growth hemlock forest, NSMC; Richmond Co.: Irish Cove, 10.v.2004, C.W. D'Orsay, Ganoderma  fungus, CBU; Victoria Co.: Sunrise, 12–15.ix.2004, F. McEvoy, on birch, NSMC. Newly recorded in Nova Scotia and the Maritime Provinces as a whole ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4). Kehler et al. (1996) reported this species from Nova Scotia in a manuscript report, however, until the present study this identification had not been verified. Recorded from Auricularia auricula (Hook.)  . Found under, as well as beneath, the bark of Pinus, Abies, Prunus, Quercus  , and Fagus spp.  and in "powdery fungus" ( Lawrence 1971, 1982). Lawrence (1971: 486–487) noted that, " Orthocis punctatus  , as it is here delimited, is extremely variable and may represent a complex of two or more related species." Orthocis aterrima Casey, 1898  , relegated by Lawrence (1971) to a synonym of O. punctatus  , is the more variable eastern and mid-western form of the species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Ciidae

Genus

Orthocis