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Species Diomus amabilis

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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 Scymninae
Tribe Diomini
Genus Diomus
Species amabilis (Diomus amabilis)
Other Common Names
"Amiable Lady"
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diomus amabilis (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Scymnus amabilis LeConte, 1852
Explanation of Names
amabili - Latin for 'lovely' (1)
18 spp n. of Mex. (2)
1.5-2.0 mm long
Highly variable. See: Gordon's figures (3)
Dark brown with four light brown markings. These markings may range from small spots to large, confluent patches.
scattered e. US records, roughly: TX-VA-MA-SD - Map (3)(4)(BG data)
Print References
Gordon, 1985, esp. pp. 321-323, figs. 261-262.(3)
Horn, 1895, esp. p. 94 and plate I, fig. 8.(5)
LeConte, J.L. 1852. Remarks upon the Coccinellidae of the United States. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 6: 129-145.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.
4.List of Coleoptera Collected in Latimer County, Oklahoma by Karl Stephan (2002)
5.Studies in Coccinellidae
George H. Horn. 1895. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, vol. 22.