Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification
 
 

The Cantharidae of Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States
CJAI 25 February 28, 2014
doi:10.3752/cjai.2014.25
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0D1AF9FE-8898-48CF-B031-4A3783079C69

G. Pelletier & C. Hébert

| Abstract | Introduction | Descriptions of Species | Checklist | Family Cantharidae | Identification Key | Synopsis of Taxa | Acknowledgments | References | PDF | Cite |

 
 

 

List of Cantharidae of Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States

This list of Cantharidae is modified from Bousquet et al (2013), excluding all species west of the Rocky Mountains not recorded in our area but including all northeastern USA species not recorded yet in Canada. Nunavut is included within Northwest Territories (NT), Prince Edward Island within Nova Scotia (NS) and Labrador within Newfoundland (NF). From left to right are Yukon (YT), Northwest Territories (NT), British Columbia (BC), Alberta (AB), Saskatchewan (SK), Manitoba (MB), Ontario (ON), Quebec (QC), New Brunswick (NB), Nova Scotia (NS) and Newfoundland (NF). Synonymies are included except European synonymies for 3 introduced species (†).

Family CANTHARIDAE Imhoff, 1856                      
(Soldier beetles)                      
                       
Subfamily CANTHARINAE Inhoff, 1856                      
Tribe Cantharini Inhoff, 1856                      
                       
Genus ATALANTYCHA Kazantsev, 2005                      
Key to species: Kazantsev (2005)                      
                       
A. bilineata (Say, 1823) – – – – – – ON QC NB NS –
          signaticollis (Dejean, 1833)                      
          marginalis (Gemminger and Harold, 1869)                      
A. dentigera (LeConte, 1851) – – – – – – ON QC – – –
A. neglecta (Fall, 1919) – – – – – – ON QC – – –
                       
                       
Genus CANTHARIS Linnaeus, 1758                      
                       
C. alticola (LeConte, 1881) – – BC AB SK MB – – – – –
C. aneba McKey–Fender, 1951 – – – AB SK MB ON – – – –
C. brevicollis (LeConte, 1866) – – – – – – ON QC – – –
          tuberculata (LeConte, 1851) in part                      
C. lecontei Fall, 1936 – – – – – – ON – – – –
          collaris (LeConte, 1852)                      
          torquata (Gemminger, 1870)                      
C. livida Linnaeus, 1758† – – – – – – ON QC NB – –
C. rufa Linnaeus, 1758† – – – – – – ON QC NB NS NF
C. transmarina scopa (LeConte, 1866) – – BC AB SK – – – – – –
C. tuberculata (LeConte, 1851) – – – – – MB ON QC NB NS –
          impressa (LeConte, 1851)                      
          armiger (Couper, 1865)                      
                       
                       
Genus PACIFICANTHIA Kazantsev, 2002                      
Key to species: Kazantsev (2002)                      
                       
P. curtisi (Kirby, 1837) YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB – NF
          samouellii (Kirby, 1837)                      
P. rotundicollis (Say, 1825) – – – – – – ON QC NB NS –
                       
                       
Genus RHAGONYCHA Eschscholtz, 1830                      
Key to Nearctic species: Green (1940)                      
                       
R. angulata (Say, 1823) – – – – – – ON – – – –
R. cartwrighti (Green, 1940) – – – – – – – – – – –
R. dichroa (LeConte, 1851) – – – – – – ON – – – –
          flavipes (LeConte, 1851)                      
          gilvipes (Gemminger, 1870)                      
R. excavata (LeConte, 1881) – – BC – – MB ON QC – NS –
R. fraxini (Say, 1823) – – BC AB – MB ON QC NB NS NF
          ater (Kirby, 1837)                      
          binodula Mannerheim, 1846                      
          nigritus (LeConte, 1850)                      
R. fulva (Scopoli, 1763)† – – BC – – – ON QC NB NS –
R. greeni (Fall, 1936) – – – – – – ON – NB – –
R. heterodoxa (Green, 1940) – – – – – – – – – – –
R. hirticula (Green, 1940) – – – – – – ON QC – – –
R. imbecillis (LeConte, 1851) – – – – – MB ON QC NB – –
          albolineatus (Blatchley, 1817)                      
R. lineola (Fabricius, 1792) – – – – – – ON – – – –
          parallela (Say, 1825)                      
          sayi (LeConte, 1851)                      
R. longula (LeConte, 1852) – – – – – – ON – – – –
R. luteicollis (Germar, 1824) – – – – – MB ON – NB – –
          cinctellus (LeConte, 1851)                      
R. mandibularis (Kirby, 1837) YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB – NF
          nigritulus (LeConte, 1881)                      
R. mollis mollis (Fall, 1936) – – – – SK – ON QC NB NS NF
          nigriceps (LeConte, 1850)                      
          pusillus (LeConte, 1881)                      
          mimus (Fall, 1936)                      
R. nanula (LeConte, 1881) – – – – – – ON QC NB NS –
R. nigrohumeralis (Green, 1940) – – – – – – ON – – – –
R. oriflava (LeConte, 1874) – – – – SK – ON QC – – –
R. parvicollis (Green, 1940) – – – – – – ON QC – NS –
R. proxima (Green, 1940) – – – – – – ON QC NB – –
R. recta (Melsheimer, 1846) – – BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS NF
          rufipes (Say, 1823)                      
          pusillus (LeConte, 1851)                      
R. scitula (Say, 1825) – – – – – – ON QC NB NS –
R. septentrionis (Green, 1941) – – – AB SK MB ON QC NB – –
R. sylvatica (Green, 1941) – – – – – – ON QC – – –
R. tantilla (LeConte, 1881) – – – AB SK MB ON QC – – –
          pusio (LeConte, 1881)                      
R. tenuis (Green, 1940) – – – – – – ON QC NB – –
R. triangulifera (Green, 1940) – – – – – – – – – – –
R. umbrina (Green, 1940) – – – – – – ON QC NB – –
R. vestigialis (Green, 1940) – – – – – – – – – – –
R. vilis (LeConte, 1851) – – – – – – ON QC NB – –
R. walshi (LeConte, 1881) – – – – SK MB ON QC – – –
                       
                       
Genus RHAXONYCHA Motschulsky, 1860                      
Key to Nearctic species: McKey-Fender (1950)                      
                       
R. bilobata (McKey-Fender, 1941) – – – – – MB ON QC NB – –
R. carolina (Fabricius, 1801) – – – – – – ON QC NB – –
          jactatus (Say, 1825)                      
                       
                       
Tribe Podabrini Gistel, 1856                      
                       
Genus DICHELOTARSUS Motschulsky, 1833                      
                       
D. cinctipennis (LeConte, 1866) – – – – – – ON QC NB – NF
D. deceptus (W.J. Brown, 1940) YT NT BC – SK MB – QC – – –
D. extremus (LeConte, 1881) YT NT BC AB – MB ON QC – – NF
D. flavimanus Motschulsky, 1860 YT NT BC AB – MB ON QC NB – –
          impressa (LeConte, 1851)                      
          moestus (Fall, 1928)                      
          heteronychus (not Fall, 1928) in part                      
D. fumiganus (Green, 1948) – – – – – – ON QC NB NS –
D. heteronychus (Fall, 1927) YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC – – –
D. laevicollis (Kirby, 1837) YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB – NF
D. limbellus (LeConte, 1881) – – – – – – ON QC NB NS –
D. pattoni LeConte, (1866) – – – – – – ON QC NB NS –
D. perplexus (W.J. Brown, 1940) YT NT BC AB – MB ON QC – – –
D. piniphilus (Eschscholtz, 1830) YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS NF
D. probus (Fall, 1927) – – – – – – – QC NB – –
D. puberulus (LeConte, 1850) – – – AB SK MB ON QC NB NS NF
D. punctatus (LeConte, 1850) – – – – – – ON QC NB NS –
D. puncticollis (Kirby, 1837) – – BC AB SK MB ON QC NB – –
          marginellus (LeConte, 1850)                      
D. secretus (W.J. Brown, 1940) – – – AB – – – QC – – NF
D. simplex (Couper, 1865) – – – – – MB ON QC NB NS –
                       
                       
Genus PODABRUS Dejean, 1833                      
                       
P. appendiculatus Fall, 1927 – – – – – – ON QC – – –
P. basillaris (Say, 1823) – – – – – – ON QC – – –
          pennsylvanicus (Melsheimer, 1851)                      
          discoidea LeConte, 1851                      
P. brevicollis Fall, 1927 – – – – – – ON QC – – –
P. brimleyi Green, 1947 – – – – – – – – – – –
P. brunnicollis (Fabricius, 1801) – – – – – – – – – – –
          puncticollis LeConte, 1851                      
          poricollis LeConte, 1851                      
P. diadema (Fabricius, 1798) – – – AB – – ON QC NB NS –
P. dreisbachi Green, 1947 – – – – – – ON – – – –
P. fayi LeConte, 1866 – – – – – – ON – – – –
P. flavicollis LeConte, 1851 – – – – – – ON QC – – –
P. frater LeConte, 1851 – – – – – – ON – – – –
          quadricollis (Motschulsky, 1859)                      
P. frosti Fender, 1946 – – – – – – ON QC NB NS –
P. intrusus Green, 1947 – – – – – – ON QC NB NS NF
P. longicornis Fall, 1928 – – – – – MB – QC NB – –
P. modestus (Say, 1823) – – – – – – ON QC NB NS NF
P. nothoides LeConte, 1881 – – – – – MB ON QC NB – –
P. planulus Green, 1947 – – – – – MB ON QC NB NS –
P. protensus LeConte, 1866 – – – – – – ON – – – –
P. punctulatus LeConte, 1859 – – – – – MB ON QC – – –
P. pygmaeus Green, 1948 – – – – – – ON QC – – –
P. rugosulus LeConte, 1850 – – – AB – MB ON QC NB NS –
          parvicollis (Motschulsky, 1859)                      
P. tomentosus (Say, 1825) – – – – – – ON – – – –
          rufiolus (Melsheimer, 1846)                      
          cinereipennis Motschulsky, 1859                      
          rubricollis Gemminger and Harold, 1869                      
P. tricostatus (Say, 1835) – – – – – – ON QC – – –
          bennetti (Kirby, 1837)                      
          atripes (Motschulsky, 1859)                      
                       
                       
Subfamily SILINAE Mulsant, 1862                      
Tribe Silini Mulsant, 1862                      
                       
Genus DITEMNUS LeConte, 1861                      
                       
D. bidentatus (Say, 1825) – – – – – – ON QC – NS –
          lepida (Dejean, 1837)                      
D. latilobus Blatchley, 1910 – – – AB – MB ON QC – – –
                       
                       
Genus POLEMIUS LeConte, 1851                      
                       
P. canadensis W.J. Brown, 1940 – – – – – – ON QC NB NS –
P. laticornis (Say, 1825) – – – – – – ON QC NB – –
          invalida (Say, 1835)                      
          dubius (Melsheimer, 1846)                      
          incisus LeConte, 1851                      
          undulatus (LeConte, 1851)                      
P. limbatus LeConte, 1851 – – – – – – ON – – – –
P. repandus LeConte, 1881 – – – – – – – QC NB – –
                       
                       
Genus SILIS Charpentier, 1825                      
Key to Nearctic species: Green (1966)                      
                       
S. difficilis difficilis LeConte, 1850 YT NT BC AB SK MB – QC – – –
          carbo Van Dyke, 1918                      
          occidens Green, 1966                      
S. percomis (Say, 1835) – – – – – – ON QC NB NS –
          longicornis LeConte, 1850                      
          curtus (LeConte, 1850)                      
S. spathulata LeConte, 1881 – – – – – – ON QC – – –
                       
                       
Subfamily MALTHININAE Kiesenwetter, 1852                      
Tribe Malthinini Kiesenwetter, 1852                      
                       
Genus MALTHINUS Latreille, 1806                      
                       
M. occipitalis LeConte, 1851 – – – – – – ON QC – – –
          atripennis LeConte, 1881                      
          woodruffi Wittmer, 1980                      
                       
                       
Tribe Malthodini Bφving & Craighead, 1930                      
                       
Genus MALTHODES Kiesenwetter, 1852                      
                       
M. arcifer LeConte, 1881 – – – – – – – – – – –
M. captiosus LeConte, 1881 – – – – – – – – – – –
          hirsutotibialis Fender, 1845                      
M. concavus (LeConte, 1851) – – – – – – ON QC – – –
M. curvatus LeConte, 1881 – – – – – – – – – – –
M. fragilis (LeConte, 1851) YK – – – – – ON QC NB NS –
          transversus (LeConte, 1851)                      
M. fuliginosus fuliginosus LeConte, 1866 – – – – – – ON QC NB NS –
M. medioccidens Fender, 1951 – – – – – – ON QC – – –
M. megapygus Fender, 1951 – – – – – – – – – – –
M. niger (LeConte, 1851) – – – – – – ON QC NB NS –
M. parvulus (LeConte, 1851) – – BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS –
M. rectus LeConte, 1881 – – – – – – – – – – –
M. similis Fender, 1951 – – – – – MB ON QC NB NS –
M. spado LeConte, 1866 – – – – – – – – – – –
M. werneri Fender, 1951 – – – – – – – QC – – –
                       
                       
Tribe Ichthyurini Champion, 1915                      
                       
Genus TRYPHERUS LeConte, 1851                      
                       
T. frisoni Fender, 1960 – – – – – – ON – – – –
T. latipennis (Germar, 1824) – – – – – – ON – – – –
          marginalis (Say, 1824)                      
          nigriceps (Dejean, 1837)                      
                       
                       
Subfamily CHAULIOGNATHINAE LeConte, 1861                      
Tribe Chauliognathini LeConte, 1861                      
                       
Genus CHAULIOGNATHUS Hentz, 1830                      
                       
C. marginatus (Fabricius, 1775) – – – – – – ON – – – –
          americanus (Forster, 1771)                      
          ligatus (Say, 1825)                      
          philadelphicus (Dejean, 1833)                      
          marginipennis (Laporte, 1840)                      
          hentzii LeConte, 1851                      
C. pensylvanicus (DeGeer, 1774) – – – – – MB ON QC NB – –
          bimaculatus (Fabricius, 1781)