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Species Mulsantina cyathigera

Mulsantina cyathigera (Gorham) - Mulsantina cyathigera Very small grey with interesting pronotal pattern - Mulsantina cyathigera Mulsantina cyathigera (Gorham) - Mulsantina cyathigera Looks like M quinquelineata, but the elevation wasn't very high - Mulsantina cyathigera
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 Mulsantina
Species cyathigera (Mulsantina cyathigera)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mulsantina cyathigera (Gorham)
Orig. Comb: Coccinella cyathigera Gorham, 1891
Explanation of Names
cyathigera (G). 'old cup' (?) (1)
Length 3.32 to 4.65 mm (2)
Gordon't figures - Color yellow except pronotum with median, brown, M-shaped marking; elytron with 6 brown spots (Fig. 688 f), spots sometimes reduced (2)
se AZ to C. Amer. - Map (2)
See Also
resembles large species of Psyllobora or Olla more than it does other species of Mulsantina. (2)
- Neoharmonia venusta ampla (Mulsant)
- Psyllobora plagiata Schaeffer
- Olla v-nigrum (Mulsant)
Print References
Gorham, H.S. 1891. Biologia Centrali-Americana, Insecta, Coleoptera, Endomychidae, Coccinellidae 7: 150-160. (Pg. 158, Tab. 9, Fig. 3)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.