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Genus Propylea

Ladybug - Propylea quatuordecimpunctata Fourteen-spotted Lady Beetle - Propylea quatuordecimpunctata - female Pale Ladybug - Propylea quatuordecimpunctata Fourteen-spotted Lady Beetle - Propylea quatuordecimpunctata - male - female Fourteen-spotted Lady Beetle - Propylea quatuordecimpunctata - female Coccinellidae - Tytthaspis? - Propylea quatuordecimpunctata Fourteen-spotted Lady Beetle - Propylea quatuordecimpunctata - male - female Fourteen-spotted Lady Beetle? - Propylea quatuordecimpunctata
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 Coccinellinae
Genus Propylea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1846 by Étienne Mulsant
genus name also spelled Propylaea
Numbers
1 species in North America (nearctica.com)
Size
4-5 mm
Range
currently occurs in southeastern Canada and northeastern US
native to Europe
Remarks
Introduced accidentally to North America in the 1960s. See species page for more info.
Internet References
live adult images of P. quatuordecimpunctata and the similar Calvia quatuordecimguttata (Steve Marshall, U. of Guelph, Ontario)
Histoire naturelle des Coleopteres de France: Sulcicolles-Securipalpes (1846), p.152    Mulsant's original description of the genus (in French)