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Species Naemia seriata - Seaside Lady Beetle

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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 Coccinellinae
Genus Naemia
Species seriata (Seaside Lady Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Naemia seriata (Melsheimer)
Orig. Comb: Coccinella seriata Melsheimer, 1847
Explanation of Names
seriata - Latin for "ordered in series or succession," probably referring to the series of markings down the back.
Numbers
Two subspecies in North America:
Naemia seriata seriata (Melsheimer)
Naemia seriata litigiosa Mulsant
Size
Length 4.0 to 6.70 mm, width 2.50 to 3.10 mm. (1)
Identification
Elongated oval shape
Color light brown, yellow, orange, or red
Large black spots, often connected along the sides
Pronotum (between wings and head) usually with one large black spot in center, occasionally broken into two spots
Head of N. s. seriata black, head of N. s. litigiosa with pale triangular marking.
Range
N. s. seriata: Atlantic Coast from Brownsville, TX to Miami, FL to NB (1),(BG data)
N. s. litigiosa: s. NM, s. CA (limited records)
Habitat
Coastal areas such as beaches, salt marshes, and bay islands.
See Also
Spotted Lady Beetle, Coleomegilla maculata:

Color usually pink or red, sometimes orange; not yellow. Pronotum always with two black spots. Rear of body with small apical spot on each side of suture, never combined into one large spot. Head always with pale triangular marking.
Print References
Gordon, 1985, especially pp. 693-696, figures 570-572.(1)
Internet References
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.