Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coccinella novemnotata Herbst
Orig. Comb: Coccinella 9-notata Herbst
Explanation of Names
novemnotata - Latin for '9 marked'
Head with broad, pale band between eyes;
anterior pronotal margin entirely pale,
elytral suture narrowly blackish
elytra with or without spots (1)
- scattered western, upper midwest records, plus Long Island (2)
- Formerly ranged across most of the US and southern Canada. (1)
Experienced sudden population decline and disappeared from the Northeast in the 1980's. Almost extirpated in the East (Cornell University
In 1985, Gordon wrote, "[t]his species is extremely widespread in North America and is commonly collected." (1)
Now about one new (modern) record is reported to BugGuide annually...
considered by New York State to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (3)
The spotless form of Coccinella novemnotata
might easily be confused with the west coast bandless version of C. trifasciata subversa
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- range hugs the west coast
Coccinella californica (Mannerheim)
Harmon, J.P., Stephens, E., Losey, J. 2007. The decline of native coccinellids (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in the United States and Canada. Journal of Insect Conservation 11: 85-94. Abstract
Herbst, J.F.W. 1793. Natursystem alter bekannten In-und Ausland Insecten. Der Kafer, Band 5., Berlin. 392 pp.
Stephens, E. and J.E. Losey. 2003. The decline of C-9 – New York State’s Insect. The Xerces Society. Wings: Essays on Invertebrate Conservation. Fall 2003, pp. 8-12. Full PDF
- Xerces Society