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New Brunswick, Queens Co., Cranberry Lake P.N.A (Protected Natural Area), 46.1125°N, 65.6075°W, 2.IX.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, old red oak forest, in nest of black Formica species (mound building species) (1, RWC); same locality data and forest type, 31.VIII–15.IX.2011, C. Hughes & R. P. Webster, Lindgren funnel traps (2, RWC).
Collection and habitat data
Stelidota octomaculata has been reported from decaying fruit and fungi, coral fungi (Downie and Arnett 1996), gilled mushrooms, decaying pigs, and from pitfall traps deployed in a hardwood forest (Majka and Cline 2006). One specimen from New Brunswick was found in a Formica ant nest in an old red oak (Quercus rubra L.) stand; two others were captured in Lindgren funnel traps in the same forest. Adults were collected during September.
Distribution in Canada and Alaska
- Webster, R; Sweeney, J; DeMerchant, I; 2012: New Coleoptera records for New Brunswick, Canada: Kateretidae, Nitidulidae, Cerylonidae, Endomychidae, Coccinellidae, and Latridiidae ZooKeys, 179: 193-214. doi
- Downie N, Arnett R (1996) The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Volumes 1 and 2. Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, Florida, 1721 pp.
- Majka C, Cline A (2006) Nitidulidae and Kateretidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) of the Maritime provinces of Canada. I. New records from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The Canadian Entomologist 138: 314-332. doi: 10.4039/n05-070
- McNamara J (1991b) Family Nitidulidae: sap beetles. In: Bousquet Y (Ed). Checklist of Beetles of Canada and Alaska. Publication 1861/E, Agriculture Canada, Research Branch, Ottawa, Ontario: 214-219.