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Species Sasajiscymnus tsugae

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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 Scymnini (Dusky Lady Beetles)
Genus Sasajiscymnus
Species tsugae (Sasajiscymnus tsugae)
Explanation of Names
Sasajiscymnus tsugae (Sasaji & McClure 1997)
native to Japan, established in NA in release sites (ME-GA; mostly so. Appalachians)(1)(2)
imported to control Adelges tsugae (Hemlock Woolly Adelgid)(1); first released: CT 1995(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Biological control: A guide to natural enemies in North America