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New Brunswick, Queens Co., ca. 3.5 km W of Lower Gagetown, 45.7500°N, 66.1833°W, 17.VI.2009, S. Makepeace & R. Webster, in nest contents of barred owl, relatively dry humus-like soil with oak leaves, no urine smell (4, RWC); Cranberry Lake P.N.A, 46.1125°N, 65.6075°W, 24.IV–5.V.2009, R. Webster & M.-A. Giguère, old red oak forest, Lindgren funnel trap (1, AFC). York Co., Keswick Ridge, 46.0040°N, 66.8776°W, 23.V.2006, S. Makepeace, barred owl nest box with 440 gm chicks, in moist nest material with insect parts and small bones (urine smell) (1, RWC).
Collection and habitat data
Stenotothorax badipes is usually found in nests of such squirrels as the southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans (Linnaeus)), the gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis Gremlin), and the fox squirrel (Sciurus niger (Linnaeus)), nesting in tree holes filled with pieces of acorns, detritus, and likely squirrel scat (Gordon and Skelley 2007). The adults from New Brunswick were collected from the contents of barred owl (Strix varia Barton) nests that were in either artificial nest boxes or in natural tree cavities (tree holes). The nest material from one nest consisted of relatively dry humus-like soil with oak leaves; the nest material from the other nest was moist and had insect parts and small bones. One specimen was captured in a Lindgren funnel deployed in an old red oak forest. Adults were collected during April, May, and June in New Brunswick.
Distribution in Canada and Alaska
ON, QC, NB (McNamara 1991).
- Webster, R; Sweeney, J; DeMerchant, I; 2012: New Coleoptera Records from New Brunswick, Canada: Geotrupidae and Scarabaeidae ZooKeys, 179: 27-40. doi
- Gordon R, Skelley P (2007) A monograph of the Aphodiini inhabiting the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 79: 1-580.
- 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.