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Species Brachiacantha felina

Orange-spotted Lady Beetle - Brachiacantha felina Lady Beetle - Brachiacantha felina Brachiacantha felina  - Brachiacantha felina - male Brachiacantha felina  - Brachiacantha felina - male Brachiacantha felina (Fabricius) - Brachiacantha felina Brachiacantha felina (Fabricius) - Brachiacantha felina plus a cute little green-eyed lady beetle - Brachiacantha felina plus a cute little green-eyed lady beetle - Brachiacantha felina
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
Genus Brachiacantha (Spurleg Lady Beetles)
Species felina (Brachiacantha felina)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Brachiacantha felina (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Coccinella felina Fabricius 1775
Syn: Brachiacantha rotunda Gordon, 1985 (1)
Size
Length 2.2 to 3.0 mm (2) (+ Syn: B. rotunda: 3.1-4.0 mm)
Identification
Range
e. US, absent from s. Atlantic coast (TX-VA-MA-IA) - Map (2)(3)
Remarks
this sp. is kinda messed up in that Gordon (1985) didn't find the type for felina and he described rotunda as a sympatric n. sp. and later agreed that rotunda should by a synonym of felina, which again has no type... (2)(1)
See Also
B. decempustulata - e. NA (TX-FL-NB-ND) - 2.0-2.5 mm, small elytral spots
B. felina - e US (except coastal se US) - 2.2-3.0 mm (+ syn: B. rotunda - 3.1-4.0 mm)
B. ursina - ne NA (SK-SC-NB) - 3-4 mm; most common e. sp. (2)
B. testudo - c. to s. TX
B. uteella - w. NA
Internet References
Systema entomologiae, p.87 - Fabricius' original description
Works Cited
1.The Brachiacantha (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of Illinois
H.W. Montgomery, Jr. and M.A. Goodrich. 2002. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 95(2): 111-130.
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.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.