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Species Stethorus utilis

Stethorus utilis (Horn) - Stethorus utilis
Classification
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
Genus Stethorus (Spider Mite Destroyers)
Species utilis (Stethorus utilis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stethorus utilis (Horn)
Orig. Comb: Scymnus utilis Horn, 1895
Size
Length 1.0 to 2.0 mm (1)
Range
coastal plain from Brownsville to NC - Map (1)
See Also
most easily confused with S. caseyi, but the dorsal pubescence of S. caseyi is reddish brown. (1)
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1895. Studies in Coccinellidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 22: 81-114.
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.