Tenebroides corticalis (Melsheimer, 1844)

Webster, Reginald P., Sweeney, Jon D. & DeMerchant, Ian, 2012, New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Trogossitidae, Cleridae, and Melyridae, with an addition to the fauna of Nova Scotia, ZooKeys 179, pp. 141-156: 146

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Tenebroides corticalis (Melsheimer, 1844)


Tenebroides corticalis (Melsheimer, 1844)   Map 5

Material examined.

New Brunswick, Carleton Co.,Jackson Falls,Bell Forest, 46.2200°N, 67.7231°W, 23-28.IV.2009, 20-26.V.2009, 8-16.VI.2009, R. P. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, mature hardwood forest, Lindgren funnel traps (4, AFC, RWC). Queens Co., Cranberry Lake P.N.A, 46.1125°N, 65.6075°W, 24.IV-5.V.2009, 5-12.V.2009, 12-21.V.2009, 21-27.V.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, old red oak forest, Lindgren funnel traps (11, AFC, RWC); same locality data and forest type, 13-25.V.2011, 25.V-7.VI.2011, M. Roy & V. Webster, Lindgren funnel traps (3, NBM). Sunbury Co., Acadia Research Forest, 45.9866°N, 66.3841°W, 16-24.VI.2009, 24-30.VI.2009, 13-21.VII.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, mature (110- year-old) red spruce forest with scattered red maple and balsam fir, Lindgren funnel traps (4, AFC). York Co.,Charters Settlement, 45.8340°N, 66.7450°W, 2.IV.2005, R. P. Webster, mixed forest, in moss and lichens on tree trunk (1, RWC); same locality and collector but 45.8267°N, 66.7343°W, 16.IV.2005, Carex   marsh, in litter and sphagnum at base of tree (1, RWC); Nashwaaksis River at Rt. 105, 45.9850°N, 66.6900°W, 6.V.2006, R. P. Webster, river margin in flood debris on upper river margin (1, RWC).

Collection and habitat data.

Tenebroides corticalis   was captured in Lindgren funnel traps deployed in both deciduous and coniferous forests in New Brunswick. These included a mature hardwood forest with sugar maple, American beech, and white ash ( Fraxinus americana   L.), an old red oak forest, a mixed forest, and a mature red spruce forest. Adults were also collected from moss and lichens on a tree trunk, in litter and sphagnum at the base of a tree in a Carex   marsh, and in flood debris on the upper margin of a river. Barron (1971) reported this species from under bark of various hardwood species, spruce, and pine. Adults were collected during April, May, June, and July in New Brunswick.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

AK, YK, NT, BC, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS ( Bousquet 1991; Majka 2011). Majka (2011) newly recorded this species from the Maritime provinces on the basis of two records from Nova Scotia.