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Species Exochomus metallicus

Lady Beetle in Redondo Beach - Exochomus metallicus Lady Beetle in Redondo Beach - Exochomus metallicus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)
Subfamily Chilocorinae
Genus Exochomus
Species metallicus (Exochomus metallicus)
Explanation of Names
Exochomus metallicus Korschefsky 1935
native to e. Africa, introduced and established in so. CA(1)
introduced from Eritrea in 1954 for control of the citricola and black scales; found in infestations of the Planococcus citri (Citrus Mealybug) on host plants other than citrus(1)
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.