Phthiracarus validus Niedbała, 1986,

Behan-Pelletier, Valerie M. & Lindo, Zoë, 2019, Checklist of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) of Canada and Alaska, Zootaxa 4666 (1), pp. 1-180: 38

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4666.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BA01E30E-7F64-49AB-910A-7EE6E597A4A4

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/8676DA1E-465E-FFA5-FF53-F5FEFE74F871

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Phthiracarus validus Niedbała, 1986
status

 

Phthiracarus validus Niedbała, 1986 

Geographic Location: AK: Kenai Peninsula, Skilak Lake ( Niedbała 2002); BC: Vancouver Is., McMillan PP, Cathedral Grove, 49°18’N, 124°40’W; Little Qualicum Falls PP; Cedar District, South of Nanaimo; Manning PP, Sapello Grove, Rhododendron Flats  ; Ilgachug Mtns., Pan Creek, Moraine Gravel; Hwy 6, 2.4 mi South Silverton ( Niedbała 2002); AB: Waterton Lakes NP, Bertha Trail; Jasper NP, Sunawapta Falls; Johnson Canyon ( Niedbała 2002); ABMI Sites ( Walter et al. 2014); ON: Backus Woods Conservation Area, 42°39’N, 80°28’W; Cedar Grove, SW North Gower ( Niedbała 2002); QC: Gatineau Park, Old Chelsea (Notch Rd.); Parc National du Mont-Orford; Parc National de Frontenac; Cedarville; 4 km N Kazabazua ( Niedbała 2002); NB: Kouchibouguac NP ( Niedbała 2002); NS: Cape Breton Highlands NP, North Mountain Bog; nr. Ingonish; Aspy River, North Branch; Skyline Trail; Pleasant Bay; Lone Shieling; Sammy’s Barren; Aspy River Trail, Buttereau Trail; Corney Brook Camp; Clyburn Brook ( Niedbała 2002).

Habitats: coastal forests (Douglas fir, Big-leaf maple, Western redcedar, hemlock, mixed maple and alder litter); fern litter; mixedwood boreal forests (pine, Red pine, lodgepole, spruce, Yellow birch, maple, beech, basswood, alder, litter); bear dung; moss; tamarack litter with Rhododendron  , Vaccinium  ; lichens.

Distribution: Nearctic.