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Species Scymnus paracanus

Scymnus sp. - Scymnus paracanus Scymnus paracanus J. Chapin - Scymnus paracanus - female Scymnus paracanus J. Chapin - Scymnus paracanus - female
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
Tribe Scymnini (Dusky Lady Beetles)
Genus Scymnus
Species paracanus (Scymnus paracanus)
Explanation of Names
Scymnus (Scymnus) paracanus J. Chapin, 1973 (1)
Scymnus (Scymnus) paracanus linearis Gordon, 1976
2 subspp. (2)
S. p. p.: 2.4-2.7 mm (2)
S. p. l.: 2.6-3.0 mm
S. paracanus paracanus - black pronotal spot strongly reduced is somewhat characteristic of this sp., but genitalia must be examined for pos. ID. (2)
S. paracanus linearis - extremely elongate, nearly parallel-sided. pronotal black spot may or may not reach the middle of the pronotaum or it may extend to the anterior margin
S. paracanus paracanus - se US (TX-FL-NC-KS, NY) - Map (dots) (2)
S. paracanus linearis - CO to n. AB - Map (stars)
no spmns have been examined that could qualify as intergrades betw. typical paracanus and linearis (2)
See Also
Scymnus p. paracanus not serparable from S. apicanus and americanus or each other externally (2)
S. paracanus linearis most likely confused w/ Scymnus (Scymnus) apicanus borealis Gordon, 1976 Range: c. AB to sw. MB (2)
differs from S. indianensis and S. apicanus in the shape of the parameres and the basal lobe of the male genitalia. (3)
Works Cited
1.New species of ladybeetles in the genera Scymnus and Mulsantina (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).
Chapin, J.B. 1973. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 66: 1071-1073.
2.The Scymnini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the United States & Canada: Key to genera and revision of Scymnus, Nephus, & Diomus
Robert D. Gordon. 1976. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Buffalo, NY, Vol 28.
3.The Coccinellidae of Louisiana (Insecta: Coleoptera).
Chapin, J.B. 1974. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 682: 2-87.