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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
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
3 subspp. (1)
Length 5.70 to 7.0 mm (1)

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)
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.