Phthiracarus cognatus Niedbała, 1988,

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Phthiracarus cognatus Niedbała, 1988


Phthiracarus cognatus Niedbała, 1988 

Synonymy: Phthiracarus rafalskii Niedbała, 1997  : ( Niedbała 2002).

Geographic Location: BC: Vancouver Is, Brooks Peninsula, “Lagoon”; Pacific Rim NP, Broken Group Is., Keith Is. 48°54’N, 125°17’; Jacques Is., 48°55’N, 125°16’W; bay on S side of Nettle Is., 48°55.9’N, 125°15.1’W; Marchant Is., 48°55’N, 125°18’W; N side Capstan Is., 48°57’N, 125°17’W; S of Nanaimo; McMillan PP, Cathedral Grove; Barkley Sound, below Crawford Lake, 48°57.5’N, 125°15.3’W; Barkley Sound, Pinkerton Is., 48°57.5’N, 125°16’W; Englishman River Falls PP; Little Qualicum Falls PP; Haida Gwaii, Cape St. James, Weather Station, S side of Island; Rivers Inlet; Manning PP, Sapello Grove ( Niedbała 2002); SK: Saskatoon, Semipermanent Pond ( Niedbała 2002); ON: Rondeau PP, Rondeau Trail; Long Point NWA, Squires Ridge ( Niedbała 2002).

Habitats: coastal temperate forest litter including from fern, hemlock, spruce, Douglas fir, Western redcedar, salal and mixed alder, Big-leaf maple litter, and wet moss; debris in cedar stump pockets; Silver maple, Black ash litter, oak litter.

Distribution: Nearctic.