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Family Coccinellidae - Lady Beetles

 
 
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The Lost Ladybug Project (LLP)
[cite:918001

http://www.lostladybug.org

List of Species Treated

Welcome to the Lost Ladybug Project
Across North America ladybug species composition is changing. Over the past twenty years native ladybugs that were once very common have become extremely rare. During this same time ladybugs from other parts of the world have greatly increased both their numbers and range. This is happening very quickly and we don’t know how, or why, or what impact it will have on ladybug diversity or the role that ladybugs play in keeping plant-feeding insect populations low. We're asking you to join us in finding out where all the ladybugs have gone so we can try to prevent more native species from becoming so rare.

Everything Ladybug
A constantly growing resource dedicated to all things ladybug. Offering facts, photos, video, crafts, school activities, product ideas and much more!

Life Cycle and Larval Morphology of Diomus terminatus (Coleoptera:Coccinellidae) and Its Potential ...
Short but very informational article on this lady beetle's life cycle and prey. Includes descriptions of all larval instars, dorsal illustrations of first and fourth instars, and illustration of fourth instar head.

Full citation, with entire title:

Akbar, W., C. Carlton, and T. E. Reagan. "Life Cycle and Larval Morphology of Diomus terminatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and Its Potential as a Biological Control Agent of Melanaphis sacchari (Hemiptera: Aphididae)." Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102(1): 96-103 (2009).

Link goes to a PDF file, which can be viewed in the free Adobe Acrobat program.

Lady Beetle Keys - University of Minnesota
Keys to adults, pupae, and larvae of seven common lady beetle species. There are very few resources, in print or online, with larval keys, and I've never seen a pupal key before. Though limited in scope, it can be used to ID the most commonly-encountered species at all life stages.

Species list:
Adalia bipunctata, two-spotted lady beetle
Coleomegilla maculata, (pink) spotted lady beetle
Coccinella septempunctata, seven-spotted lady beetle
Cycloneda munda, polished lady beetle
Harmonia axyridis, multicolored Asian lady beetle
Hippodamia convergens, convergent lady beetle

Thomas M.C. (-2011) A preliminary checklist of the flat bark beetles of the world
[cite:508890]
covers Cucujidae (s.str.), Laemophloeidae, Passandridae, Silvanidae

Rücker W.H. (1998-2014) Latridiidae & Merophysiinae
[cite:463388]
Most helpful, constantly updated source maintained by the world's leading authority; includes keys and excellent illustrations (in German)

Lawrence J.F., et al. (1995-2005) Elateriformia (Coleoptera) larvae: descriptions, illustrations, identification...
[cite:747404]
Full citation: Lawrence J.F., Hastings A.M., Dallwitz M.J., Paine T.A., Zurcher E.J. 1995 onwards. Elateriformia (Coleoptera) larvae: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval for families and subfamilies. Version: 9th October 2005.

Lawrence J.F., et al. (2000-2005) Elateriformia (Coleoptera): descriptions, illustrations, identification...
[cite:506954]
Full citation: Lawrence J.F., Hastings A.M., Dallwitz M.J., Paine T.A., Zurcher E.J. 2000 onwards. Elateriformia (Coleoptera): descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval for families and subfamilies. Version: 9th October 2005

 
 
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