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Species Hippodamia quinquesignata - Five-spotted Lady Beetle

Hippodamia? - Hippodamia quinquesignata - female Hippodamia? - Hippodamia quinquesignata - female Hippodamia quinquesignata quinquesignata - Hippodamia quinquesignata Hippodamia quinquesignata ambigua - Hippodamia quinquesignata SBBG-SCL-TIC_000461 - Hippodamia quinquesignata SBBG-SCL-TIC_000634 - Hippodamia quinquesignata Pacific 5 spotted? - Hippodamia quinquesignata Coccinella transversoguttata ? - Hippodamia quinquesignata
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 Hippodamia
Species quinquesignata (Five-spotted Lady Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hippodamia quinquesignata (Kirby)
Orig. Comb: Coccinella 5-signata Kirby, 1837
Size
Length 4.0 to 7.0 mm (1)
Identification
Gordon's figures - Pronotum with or without convergent pale spots; elytral color pattern extremely variable (1)
Range
w. N. Amer, plus scattered eastern records - Map (1)(2)
See Also
This species and some of the other large, robust species (H. glacialis, H. convergens, H. caseyi, etc.) of Hippodamia are very difficult to distinguish without referring to male genitalia. Hippodamia glacialis, especially the subspecies H. lecontei, is usually confused with H. quinquesignata (1)
Print References
Kirby, W. 1837. In: Fauna Boreali-Americana by Sir J. Richardson et al., 1829-1837. The Insects. Part 4. London, 325 pp.
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.
2.List of Coleoptera Collected in Latimer County, Oklahoma by Karl Stephan (2002)