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New Brunswick, Restigouche Co., Little Tobique River near Red Brook, 47.4462°N, 67.0689°W, 24.V.2007, R. P. Webster, old growth eastern white cedar swamp, in moss and leaf litter near brook (1, RWC). Saint John Co., Chance Harbour off Rt. 790, 45.1355°N, 66.3673°W, 15.V.2006, R. P. Webster, eastern white cedar swamp, in moss and leaf litter near brook (1, RWC). York Co., New Maryland, Charters Settlement, 45.8430°N, 66.7275°W, 5.V.2006, R. P. Webster, mixed forest, entrance to porcupine den, in porcupine dung (1, RWC).
Collection and habitat data
This species was reported from moose (Alces alces (L.)) dung and carnivore scats in a spruce and sphagnum bog in Ontario as well as from localities in Quebec (Cooper and Gordon 1987). Specimens from New Brunswick were sifted from moss and leaf litter in old-growth eastern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis L.) swamps and from porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum (L.)) dung in the entrance of a porcupine den. All adults were collected during May.
Distribution in Canada and Alaska
- Webster, R; Sweeney, J; DeMerchant, I; 2012: New Coleoptera Records from New Brunswick, Canada: Geotrupidae and Scarabaeidae ZooKeys, 179: 27-40. doi
- Cooper J, Gordon R (1987) Studies on the genus Aphodius of the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). VIII. A new species from northeastern North America. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 95: 531-533.
- 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.