Cis levettei (Casey, 1898)

Lopes-Andrade, Cristiano, Webster, Reginald P., Webster, Vincent L., Alderson, Chantelle A., Hughes, Cory C. & Sweeney, Jon D., 2016, The Ciidae (Coleoptera) of New Brunswick, Canada: New records and new synonyms, ZooKeys 573, pp. 339-366: 348

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Cis levettei (Casey, 1898)


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Ciidae

Cis levettei (Casey, 1898)   Fig. 7

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Albert Co., Fundy N.P., Point Wolfe R. Trail, 25.VII.1968, E.E. Lindquist, Ex: bracket fungi (99, CNC); Caledonia Gorge P.N.A., 45.8380°N, 64.8484°W, 3.VII.2011, R.P. Webster // near Turtle Creek, Old-growth sugar maple & yellow birch forest, under bark of sugar maple log (1, RWC); same data as previous but R. Webster & A. Fairweather // in Polyporus varius   on side of log (1, NBM). Carleton Co., Jackson Falls, "Bell Forest", 46.2200°N, 67.7231°W, 8-16.VI.2009, 16-21.VI.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère // Rich Appalachian hardwood forest with some conifers, Lindgren funnel trap (1, AFC; 1, RWC); same locality data, forest type, and collectors but 7.VII.2009 // in polypore fungi on log (1, RWC); Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve, 46.1896°N, 67.6700°W, 25.VI.2007, R.P. Webster // Hardwood forest, in polypore fungi (2, CELC; 3, RWC). Kent Co., Kouchibouguac, N.P., 7.VII.1977, J.R. Vockeroth, Code-5584T (5, CNC). Northumberland Co., ca. 2.5 km W of Sevogle, 47.0876°N, 65.8613°W, 28. V– 11.VI.2013, 11-26.VI.2013, C. Alderson & V. Webster // Old Pinus banksiana   stand, Lindgren funnel traps (1, AFC; 1, RWC); Upper Graham Plains, 47.1001°N, 66.8154°W, 24. VI– 9.VII.2014, C. Alderson & V. Webster // Old black spruce forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1, AFC). Restigouche Co., Dionne Brook P.N.A., 47.9030°N, 68.3503°W, 27.VI-14.VII.2011, M. Roy & V. Webster // Old-growth northern hardwood forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1, RWC); same locality data and forest type but 30. V– 15.VI.2011 (1, CELC), and 27.VI.2011, R.P. Webster, J. Sweeney, & M. Turgeon // in old polypore fungi on rotten log (1, RWC); ca. 3 km SE of Simpsons Field, 47.5277°N, 66.5142°W, 28.V-15.VI.2015, C. Alderson & V. Webster // Old cedar & spruce forest with Populus balsamifera   & Populus tremuloides   , Lindgren funnel traps (2, AFC). Sunbury Co., Acadia Research Forest, 46.0188°N, 66.3765°W, 17.VIII.2007, R.P. Webster // Road 16 Control, Mature red spruce & red maple forest, inside Piptoporus betulinus   (birch polypore) (1, AFC; 1, CELC; 3, RWC); Grand Lake Meadows P.N.A., off Coy Rd., 45.9838°N, 66.1925°W, 15.VI.2013, Amanda Bremner // On Fomes fomertarius   (1, NBM). York Co., 14 km WSW of Tracy S of Rt. 645, 45.6741°N, 66.8661°W, 2-16.VI.2010, R. Webster & C. MacKay, coll. // Old mixed forest with red & white spruce, red & white pine, balsam fir, eastern white cedar, red maple & Populus   sp., Lindgren funnel trap (1, AFC); 15 km W of Tracy off Rt. 645, 45.6848°N, 66.8821°W, 10-26.V.2010, R. Webster & C. MacKay, coll. // Old red pine forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1, AFC).

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, PE, NF ( Bousquet et al. 2013). Most records of Cis levettei   (Casey) in NB were from specimens captured in Lindgren funnel traps. This species is widespread (13 localities) and fairly common in the province, occurring in hardwood, mixed, and conifer forests. Specimens with habitat data were found in Piptoporus betulinus   , Fomes fomertarius   (L.) Fr., Polyporus varius   (Pers.) Fr., and bracket fungi. This species was first reported from NB by McNamara (1991) but without supporting data (many specimens in CNC that are reported here).

Taxonomic notes.

A male was dissected, and its genitalia compared with those of the closely related Palaearctic species Cis castaneus   (Herbst), Cis glabratus   Mellié, Cis hanseni   Strand, Cis jacquemartii   Mellié, and Cis lineatocribatus   Mellié, and it was confirmed that Cis levettei   is not conspecific to any of these.