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New Curculionoidea records from New Brunswick, Canada with an addition to the fauna of Nova Scotia. 2016. Webster, R.P.; Anderson, R.S.; Webster, V.L.; Alderson, C.A.; Hughes, C.C.; Sweeney, J.D. ZooKeys 573: 367–386.

Year: 2016

Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 36807

Language: English

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DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.573.7444

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Abstract

This paper presents 27 new records of Curculionoidea for the province of New Brunswick, Canada, including three species new to Canada, and 12 adventive species, as follows: Eusphryrus walshii LeConte, Choragus harrisii LeConte (newly recorded for Canada), Choragus zimmermanni LeConte (newly recorded for Canada) (Anthribidae); Cimberis pallipennis (Blatchley) (Nemonychidae); Nanophyes m. marmoratus (Goeze) (Brentidae); Procas lecontei Bedel (Brachyceridae); Anthonomus pusillus LeConte (newly recorded for Canada), Anthonomus (Cnemocyllus) pictus Blatchley, Archarius salicivorus (Paykull), Dorytomus hirtus LeConte, Ellescus bipunctatus (Linnaeus), Mecinus janthinus (Germar), Myrmex chevrolatii (Horn), Madarellus undulates (Say), Microplontus campestris (Gyllenhal), Pelenomus waltoni (Boheman), Rhinoncus bruchoides (Herbst), Rhinoncus perpendicularis (Reich), Cossonus impressifrons Boheman, Cossonus pacificus Van Dyke, Rhyncolus knowltoni (Thatcher), Eubulus bisignatus (Say), Polydrusus cervinus (Linnaeus), Magdalis piceae Buchanan, Procryphalus mucronatus (LeConte), Ips grandicollis (Eichhoff), and Xyleborinus attenuates (Blandford). Recent name changes in the genus Rhinoncus are applied to species known from New Brunswick. In addition, Orchestes alni (Linnaeus) is newly recorded from Nova Scotia.

Plain Language Summary

Beetles in the superfamily “Curculionoidea” are called weevils. There are more species of weevils in the world than any other kind of beetle, and many weevil species are damaging pests of forestry and agriculture. For example, the mountain pine beetle that recently killed millions of pines in western Canada is a weevil. This paper reports the discovery of 27 species of weevils never before recorded in the province of New Brunswick, including three species new to Canada. Eleven of these newly recorded species are not native to Canada, but were introduced from Europe or other continents. Many of the species reported in this paper were collected in traps that were part of experiments designed to develop improved tools for survey and detection of potentially invasive bark- and wood-boring beetles. The main point of this paper is to improve the knowledge of species diversity and composition of beetle fauna in Canada. The more we know about the distribution and composition of our forest insect fauna, the more readily we can detect changes in species abundance and distribution that may result from forest disturbances, e.g., changing climate or invasive species.