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Species Coelophora inaequalis - Common Australian Lady Beetle

Coelophora inaequalis Variable Lady Beetle (was: Unknown lady) - Coelophora inaequalis - male Black Stripe Ladybug - Coelophora inaequalis Black Stripe Ladybug - Coelophora inaequalis Black Stripe Ladybug - Coelophora inaequalis ladybug - Coelophora inaequalis Ladybug larva - Anatis rathvoni - Coelophora inaequalis Coelophora inaequalis (Fabricius) - Coelophora inaequalis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark, Fungus and Lady Beetles)
Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)
Subfamily Coccinellinae
Genus Coelophora
Species inaequalis (Common Australian Lady Beetle)
Other Common Names
Variable Ladybird
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coelophora inaequalis (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Coccinella inaequalis Fabricius 1775
Numbers
1 Nearctic sp. (adventive)
Identification
Range
FL (BRO, DAD, HEN, SAR, TAY counties)(2) / Puerto Rico; native to Old World Tropics, including Africa, Asia and Australia (3)
Season
year round in FL (BG data)
Remarks
Introduced to Florida from Hawaii via Puerto Rico to control the yellow sugarcane aphid - Sipha flava (Forbes). (2)
Internet References
CSIRO - 2004
Works Cited
1.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.