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Species Chilocorus circumdatus - Red Chilocorus

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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 Chilocorinae
Genus Chilocorus (Twice-stabbed Lady Beetles)
Species circumdatus (Red Chilocorus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chilocorus circumdatus (Gyllenhall in Schönherr)
Orig. Comb: Coccinella circumdata Gyllenhaal 1808
Size
Length 4.2-5.9 mm
Identification

Body all red, except for a narrow black margin on outer edge of elytra.
Range
Native to SE-Asia, introduced and established in Australia, and it seems, also in Florida (released 1996 to control Citrus Snow Scale). Used as a biological control agent in greenhouses in Europe.
Food
Scale insects.
See Also
- rare historical stray to southmost TX
Neda marginalis Mulsant