Maerkelotritia cryptopa ( Banks, 1904 ),

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Maerkelotritia cryptopa ( Banks, 1904 )


Maerkelotritia cryptopa ( Banks, 1904) 

Original name: Phthiracarus cryptopus Banks, 1904  ( Marshall et al. 1987)

Synonymy: Oribotritia gibbera Walker, 1965  : ( Niedbała 2002), Phthiracarus maximus Ewing, 1913  : ( Niedbała 2002).

Geographic Location: BC: North Broughton Is., Tracey Harbour; Blunden Harbour, E of Tomlinson Point ( Niedbała 2002); Pacific Rim NP, Broken Group Islands, bay on SE corner of Nettle Is., 48°55.7′N, 125°14.8′W; Jacques Is., 48°55′N, 125°16′W; Little Qualicum Falls PP; Englishman River Falls PP ( Niedbała 2007b).

Habitats: coastal temperate forests with mixed litters (e.g. Douglas-fir, hemlock, and cedar litter; wet moss, and maple); semi-aquatic habitats associated with riffles in stream.

Distribution: Nearctic.