Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Coccinella prolongata - Prolongate Lady Beetle

Coccinellinae 7-28-11 02a - Coccinella prolongata Coccinellinae 7-28-11 02b - Coccinella prolongata Coccinellinae 7-28-11 02c - Coccinella prolongata Coccinella prolongata Crotch - Coccinella prolongata - female Coccinella prolongata Crotch - Coccinella prolongata - female Coccinella prolongata Crotch - Coccinella prolongata - female
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 Coccinella
No Taxon (narrow black elytral suture)
Species prolongata (Prolongate Lady Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Coccinella prolongata Crotch, 1873
Numbers
3 subspp. (1)
Size
Length 5.70 to 7.0 mm (1)
Identification

Head black with 2 pale spots;
pronotum with anterolateral pale spot larger than in any other species,
elytron with 2 black spots and a scutellar spot, suture narrowly darkened (1)
Range
w. NA (CA-CO-BC) - Map (1)
Print References
Crotch, G.R. 1873. Revision of the Coccinellidae of the United States. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4: 363-382.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.