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Species Scymnus ardelio

Scymnus cf. ardelio - Scymnus ardelio
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 ardelio (Scymnus ardelio)
Explanation of Names
Scymnus ardelio Horn, 1895
Perhaps from Latin ardelio- "zealous person, busybody", but it's also a personal name, so the name may be in honor of someone.
Range
w. US (CA-TX-ID-WA + SD) - Map (1)
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1895. Studies in Coccinellidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 22: 81-114. PDF
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.