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New Brunswick, Carleton Co., Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve, 46.1940°N, 67.6801°W, 12.VIII.2004, 31.VIII.2006, R. P. Webster, hardwood forest, in decaying mushrooms (2, RWC). York Co.,Charters Settlement, 45.8428°N, 66.7275°W, 6.X.2005, R. P. Webster, regenerating mixed forest, baited with pile of decaying mushrooms (1, RWC); same locality and collector but 45.8286°N, 66.7365°W, 15.VIII.2004, regenerating mixed forest, baited with pile of decaying mushrooms (3, RWC).
Collection and habitat data
Dialytellus dialytoides is usually associated with deer (Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmerman)) dung in forests or in damp soil under deer dung, although two large series were taken from rotting mushrooms in Quebec and Ontario (Gordon and Skelley 2007). Gordon and Skelley (2007) considered the latter records as surprising, but suggested that this might be a survival tactic when the preferred food was not available. In New Brunswick, all specimens were taken from decaying mushrooms. Adults were taken during August and October.
Distribution in Canada and Alaska
ON, QC, NB (McNamara 1991).
- Webster, R; Sweeney, J; DeMerchant, I; 2012: New Coleoptera Records from New Brunswick, Canada: Geotrupidae and Scarabaeidae ZooKeys, 179: 27-40. doi
- Gordon R, Skelley P (2007) A monograph of the Aphodiini inhabiting the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 79: 1-580.
- McNamara J (1991) Family Scarabaeidae: scarab beetles. In: Bousquet Y (Ed) Checklist of beetles of Canada and Alaska. Publication 1861/E, Agriculture Canada, Research Branch, Ottawa, Ontario, 145–158.