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New Brunswick, Carleton Co., Meduxnekeag River Valley Nature Preserve, 46.1907°N, 67.6740°W, 19.VIII.2004, 7.IX.2004, 14.IX.2005, R. P. Webster, mixed forest, in Boletus sp. mushrooms (3 ♂, 2 ♀, RWC).
Collection and habitat data
Campbell (1969) reported this species from a Lactarius sp. (Russulaceae). The biology, development, and a description of the larva of Oxyporus major were reported by Goodrich and Hanley (1995b). They reported this species from six families of fungi. Adults were most frequently collected from Stropaharia hardii Atkinson (Strophariaceae), Lepiota acutaesquamosa (Weinm.) Kummer (Lepiotaceae), and Armillaria spp. (Tricholomataceae). The only known larval host is Stropaharia hardii and Lepiota acutaesquamosa (Goodrich and Hanley 1995a, b). In New Brunswick, Oxyporus major was collected from Boletus sp. (Boletaceae) mushrooms during July, August, and September.
Distribution in Canada and Alaska
QC, NB (Chagnon 1917). Campbell (1969) considered a record from Montreal, Quebec based on specimens in the Fauvel Collection as doubtful unless verified by additional collecting and, therefore, did not report this species from Canada. However, there was a record supported by a specimen from Quebec (Montreal Island) reported by Chagnon (1917) that confirmed the presence of this species for the province of Quebec and Canada. There are also recent specimens from Quebec in the R. Martineau Collection at the Laurentian Forestry Centre’s Insectarium in Quebec City, Quebec and in the CNC.
- Webster, R; DeMerchant, I; 2012: New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick, Canada: Oxyporinae ZooKeys, 186: 263-271. doi
- Campbell J (1969) A revision of the New World Oxyporinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). The Canadian Entomologist 101: 225-268. doi: 10.4039/Ent101225-3
- Goodrich M, Hanley R (1995) Biology, development and larval characters of Oxyporus major (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Entomological News 106: 161-168.
- Chagnon G (1917) A preliminary list of the insects of the province of Quebec. Part III. Coleoptera. Supplement to Report of the Quebec Society for the Protection of Plants 1917: 161-277.