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Superfamily Coccinelloidea

Ladybug - Coccinella septempunctata Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - Harmonia axyridis Beetle Pupa? Poss Seaside Lady Beetle - Coleomegilla maculata Endomychidae - Lycoperdina ferruginea Ladybird from larva to adult - Axion plagiatum Small, colorful beetle - Mulsantina picta Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - Harmonia axyridis
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
families included here have been traditionally treated in Cucujoidea as "cerylonid series"; arrangement in the guide follows(1)
not closely related to Cucujoidea within Cucujiformia
Adults with tarsal formula reduced (4-4-4 or 3-3-3), hindwings lacking a closed radial cell, hindwings with anal veins reduced, hind coxae separated by more than 1∕3 coxal width, intercoxal process of abdominal ventrite 1 broadly rounded or truncate (1).
Works Cited
1.Phylogeny and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)
Robertson J.A., Ślipiński A., Moulton M., Shockley F.W., Giorgi A., Lord N.P., McKenna D.D., Tomaszewska W., Forrester J. ... 2015. Syst. Entomol. doi: 10.1111/syen.12138.