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Species Coelophora inaequalis - Variable Lady Beetle

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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 (Variable Lady Beetle)
Other Common Names
Common Australian Lady Beetle
Explanation of Names
Coelophora inaequalis (Fabricius, 1775)
Numbers
1 Nearctic sp.
Range
e US / Puerto Rico; native to Old World Tropics, including Africa, Asia and Australia (1)
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.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.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.