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New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Tenebrionidae and Zopheridae

Webster, R.P., Sweeney, J.D., DeMerchant, I., Bouchard, P., Bousquet, Y. (2012). New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Tenebrionidae and Zopheridae, 179(SPL.ISS.), 257-277. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.179.2465

Abstract

Thirteen species of Tenebrionidae are newly reported for New Brunswick, Canada. Paratenetus punctatus Spinola, Pseudocistela brevis (Say), Mycetochara foveata (LeConte), and Xylopinus aenescens LeConte are recorded for the first time from the Maritime provinces. Platydema excavatum (Say) is removed from the faunal list of New Brunswick, and the presence of Platydema americanum Laporte and Brullé for the province is confirmed. This brings the total number of species of Tenebrionidae known from New Brunswick to 42. Two species of Zopheridae, Bitoma crenata Fabricius and Synchita fuliginosa Melsheimer, are newly recorded for New Brunswick, bringing the number of species known from the province to four. Bitoma crenata is new to the Maritime provinces. Collection and habitat data are presented for these species. © Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada.

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