Leptophloeus angustulus (LeConte, 1866)

Webster, Reginald P., Sweeney, Jon D. & deMerchant, Ian, 2012, New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Silvanidae and Laemophloeidae, ZooKeys 179, pp. 157-168: 163-164

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Leptophloeus angustulus (LeConte, 1866)


Leptophloeus angustulus (LeConte, 1866)   Map 7

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Carleton Co., Jackson Falls, Bell Forest, 46.2200°N, 67.7231°W, 19-28.VII.2008, R. P. Webster, mature hardwood forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1, AFC). Queens Co., Grand Lake Meadows P.N.A., 45.8227°N, 66.1209°W, 12-26.VII.2010, R. Webster & C. MacKay, old silver maple forest with green ash and seasonally flooded marsh, Lindgren funnel trap (1, RWC); Cranberry Lake P.N.A, 46.1125°N, 65.6075°W, 7-13.VII.2011, 13-20.VII.2011, 20.VII-4.VIII.2011, 4-18.VIII.2011, M. Roy & V. Webster, old red oak forest, Lindgren funnel traps (5, NBM, RWC).

Collection and habitat data.

This species was captured in Lindgren funnel traps deployed in a silver maple forest, a sugar maple and American beech forest, and an old red oak forest. Two of the specimens were captured in traps in the forest canopy. Adults in New Brunswick were captured during July. This species is apparently a pred ator of Scolytinae   and has been collected from oaks infested with Pseudopityopththorus pruinosus   (Eichoff) in Oklahoma ( Thomas 1993) and from a window trap deployed in a red oak infested with Pseudopityopththorus minutissimus   (Zimmerman) in Nova Scotia ( Majka and Chandler 2009).

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

NS, NB ( Majka and Chandler 2009). Majka and Chandler (2009) reported this species for the first time for Nova Scotia and Canada (Bridgewater) and the New England States (Odiorne Point, New Hampshire).