Geotrupes splendidus splendidus
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New Brunswick, Queens Co., Cranberry Lake P.N.A. (Protected Natural Area), 46.1125°N, 65.6075°W, 11-18.VI.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, old red oak forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1, RWC). York Co., Charters Settlement, 45.8428°N, 66.7279°W, 16.IX.2004, 23.IX.2009, R. P. Webster, regenerating mixed forest, baited with pile of decaying mushrooms (2, RWC); Charters Settlement, 45.8395°N, 66.7391°W, 9.IX.2007, R. P. Webster, mixed forest, in decaying (mouldy) corncobs and cornhusks (1, RWC); Canterbury, near Browns Mountain Fen, 45.8964°N, 67.6273°W, 8.IX.2007, R. P. Webster, in flight along woodland trail (1, RWC).
Collection and habitat data
Adultshave been reported from fungi, dung, and various decaying organic material (Howden 1955; Downie and Arnett 1996). Adults from New Brunswick were collected from decaying mushrooms and decaying moldy corncobs and cornhusks. One individual was captured in a Lindgren funnel trap deployed in an old red oak (Quercus rubra L.) forest, and another was collected as it flew along a woodland trail. Adults were collected during June and September.
Distribution in Canada and Alaska
ON, QC, NB, NS (McNamara 1991).
- Webster, R; Sweeney, J; DeMerchant, I; 2012: New Coleoptera Records from New Brunswick, Canada: Geotrupidae and Scarabaeidae ZooKeys, 179: 27-40. doi
- Howden H (1955) Biology and taxonomy of North American beetles of the subfamily Geotrupinae with revisions of the genera Bolbocerosoma, Eucanthus, Geotrupes and Peltotrupes (Scarabaeidae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum 104: 151-319.
- Downie N, Arnett R (1996) The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Volumes 1 and 2. Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, Florida, 1721 pp.
- 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.