Corticeus praetermissus (Fall, 1926)

Webster, Reginald P., Sweeney, Jon D., DeMerchant, Ian, Bouchard, Patrice & Bousquet, Yves, 2012, New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Tenebrionidae and Zopheridae, ZooKeys 179, pp. 257-277: 265-266

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Corticeus praetermissus (Fall, 1926)


Corticeus praetermissus (Fall, 1926)   Map 14

Material examined.

New Brunswick, York Co., Charters Settlement, 45.8188°N, 66.7460°W, 16.IV.2005, R. P. Webster, clear-cut, under bark of white pine log (1, RWC); same locality and collector but 45.8286°N, 66.7365°W, 6.VI.2007, mature red spruce and red maple forest, under bark of red spruce infested with bark beetles (1, RWC); 15 km W of Tracy off Rt. 645, 45.6845°N, 66.8807°W, 13.V.2009, R. P. Webster, old red pine forest, under bark scales of recently fallen red pine (1, RWC).

Collection and habitat data.

In New Brunswick, adults were collected under bark of white pine ( Pinus strobus   L.), under bark scales of recently fallen red pine and under bark of a red spruce log infested with bark beetles ( Dendroctonus rufipennis   (Kirby)). Majka et al. (2008) reported this species from similar habitats in Nova Scotia. Adults were collected during April, May, and June.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

AK, YK, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS ( Bousquet and Campbell 1991; Majka et al. 2008).