Hyperaspis brunnescens Dobzhansky (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) newly recorded in Canada from Scatarie Island, Nova Scotia

Christopher Majka, Kathleen R. Aikens, A. Andrew MacDonald, Sheena M. Townsend, David B. McCorquodale

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Abstract

Hyperaspis brunnescens Dobzhansky is newly recorded in Canada and eastern North America from a storm-petrel burrow on Scatarie Island, Nova Scotia. This record extends the range of the species 2,100 km to the east. Hypotheses with respect to the ecology of the species are discussed, as are possible zoogeographic scenarios that might account for its presence in Nova Scotia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-406
Number of pages5
JournalEntomological News
Volume118
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coccinellidae
  • Hyperaspidini
  • Hyperaspis brunnescens
  • Range extensions
  • Scymninae

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