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Platysoma deficiens (Casey, 1924) – Wikispecies link – Pensoft Profile
New Brunswick, Charlotte Co., Oak Bay, 6.VII.1928, L. J. Simpson, from Ips pini tunnels (1, AFC). Sunbury Co., Acadia Research Forest, 45.9866°N, 66.3841°W, 18–24.VI.2009, 24-30.VI.2009, 18-31.VIII.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, mature (110 year-old) red spruce forest with scattered red maple and balsam fir, Lindgren funnel traps (3, AFC, RWC). York Co., Taymouth, 29.VI.1929 (no collector given) (1, AFC); Fredericton, 22.VI.1929, L. J. Simpson, (1, AFC); 15 km W of Tracy off Rt. 645, 45.6848°N, 66.8821°W, 21-28.VI.2009, 7-14.VII.2009, 4-11.VIII.2009, 11-18.VIII.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, old red pine forest, Lindgren funnel traps (4, AFC, RWC); same locality data but 6.VI.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, old red pine forest, under bark scales of recently fallen red pine (4, RWC); 14 km WSW of Tracy, S of Rt. 645, 45.6741°N, 66.8661°W, 10-26.V.2010, R. Webster & C. MacKay, old mixed forest with red and white spruce, red and white pine, balsam fir, eastern white cedar, red maple, and Populus sp., Lindgren funnel traps (6, AFC).
Collection and habitat data
This species is found under bark of dead pines (Pinus spp.), spruce (Picea spp.), and larches (Larix sp.) (Bousquet and Laplante 2006). In New Brunswick, specimens were collected from Ips pini tunnels, from under bark scales of a recently fallen red pine, and in Lindgren funnel traps in a variety of forest types with conifers. Adults were collected during May, June, July, and August.
Distribution in Canada and Alaska
AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS (Bousquet and Laplante 2006).
- Webster, R; Makepeace, S; DeMerchantr, I; Sweeney, J; 2012: New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Histeridae ZooKeys, 179: 11-26. doi
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Bousquet Y, Laplante S (2006) Coleoptera Histeridae: The Insects and Arachnids of Canada, part 24. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, 485 pp.