Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Exochomus childreni Mulsant
Syn: Exochomus guexi LeConte, 1852
Explanation of Names
patronym for John George Children
, "l'un des membres les plus distingués de la Société entomologique de Londres" ("one of the most distinguished members of the Entomological Society of London
Form rounded, slightly oval, strongly convex.
Head and pronotum black (E. c. childreni, both sexes, and E. c. guexi, most females), or pronotum black with pale margin (E. c. guexi, males and some females).
Legs black (E. c. childreni, both sexes, and E. c. guexi, females) or yellow (E. c. guexi, males)
Elytra yellowish orange to red with black markings, as follows:
- Large spot on each elytron at rear of body (apical)
- Some with additional small black apical spot spanning suture
- Some with additional large black spot on each elytron from middle forward, not attaining base, with somewhat straight edge running forward at 45deg away from suture middle
- Spots may or may not all be connected by narrow black bands, creating "circle of spots"
Aphids and scale insects.
Note: (Some) Information for this page provided by BugGuide contributor Tim R. Moyer
Kovar, I. 1995. Revision of the genera Brumus Muls. and Exochomus Redt. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of Palaearctic Region. Part-1. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 44: 5-124.
LeConte, J.L. 1852. Remarks upon the Coccinellidae of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philedelphia 6: 129-145.
Mulsant, E. 1850. Species des coléoptères triméres sécuripalpes. Annales des Sciences Physiques et Naturelles de Lyon 2: 1-1104. PDF