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Species Exochomus townsendi

Exochomus townsendi Casey - Exochomus townsendi
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 Chilocorinae
Genus Exochomus
Species townsendi (Exochomus townsendi)
Explanation of Names
Exochomus townsendi Casey, 1908
Length 2.8 to 3.3 mm (1)
In addition to the comments under E. aethiops, E. townsendi differs from that species in having the epipleuron less strongly descending, lateral margin of elytron less strongly explanate, and the sides of the pronotum and elytra appear continuous in dorsal view, discontinuous in E. aethiops. (1)
Colorado (Buena Vista; Estes Park; Garland; Gunnison) - Map (1)
Type locality: Colonia Garcia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Print References
Casey, T. L. 1908. Notes on the Coccinellidae, Canadian Entomol. 40:393-421.
Works Cited
1.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.