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Genus Anovia

Another accidental introduction - Anovia circumclusa Anovia virginalis (Wickham) - Anovia virginalis Anovia virginalis (Wickham) - Anovia virginalis Anovia virginalis (Wickham) - Anovia virginalis Anovia virginalis (Wickham) - Anovia virginalis Anovia virginalis (Wickham) - Anovia virginalis Anovia virginalis (Wickham) - Anovia virginalis Anovia virginalis (Wickham) - Anovia virginalis
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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)
Subfamily Coccidulinae
Tribe Noviini
Genus Anovia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1908 by Thomas Lincoln Casey, Jr.
Explanation of Names
Probably from Greek a- "not" + Novius. The only mention of another genus in Casey's description is a mention of how this genus differes from Novius
Numbers
Two species in North America, one introduced and one native:
Anovia virginalis
Size
Length 2.43 to 3.05 mm, width 2.00 to 2.44 mm
Identification
Red, with or without lighter-red spots
Sparsely pubescent (hairy)
Food
Scale insects
See Also
Vedalia Beetle (Rodolia cardinalis) - always with black markings

Rhyzobius lophanthae - always immaculate, densely pubescent, pronotum paler than elytra
Internet References
The Canadian Entomologist, v.40, p.408    Casey's original description of the genus