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Species Scymnus uncus

Scymnus (Pullus) uncus Wingo - Scymnus uncus
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
Tribe Scymnini (Dusky Lady Beetles)
Genus Scymnus
Species uncus (Scymnus uncus)
Explanation of Names
Scymnus (Pullus) uncus Wingo, 1952
uncus (L). 'hook,' reference to the distinctive male genitalia
Identification
male genitalia are the only certain criteria for identifying this sp. (1)
Range
scattered e US records - Map (1)(2)(3), also, CO and AB (4)
See Also
brullei and creperus (1), also puncticollis (1)
Print References
Wingo, C.W. 1952. The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of the upper Mississippi Basin. Iowa State Journal of Science 27: 15-53.
Works Cited
1.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.
2.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.
3.The Coccinellidae of Louisiana (Insecta: Coleoptera).
Chapin, J.B. 1974. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 682: 2-87.
4.Ladybugs of Alberta
John Acorn. 2007. University of Alberta Press, 169 pages.