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Species Brachiacantha stephani - Stephan's 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 Scymninae
Genus Brachiacantha (Spurleg Lady Beetles)
Species stephani (Stephan's Lady Beetle)
Other Common Names
Stephan's Spur-legged Ladybug
Explanation of Names
Brachiacantha stephani Gordon, 1985
patronym for Karl Heinz Stephan (1931-2005) (1)
Size
4.0-4.8 mm (1)
Identification
Location + elytron with median orange band and always with apical orange spot + male head black with orange vertex and frons, 6th sterna of male flat - not strongly concave (1)
Range
se AZ - Map (1)(BG data)
Season
July-August, per type series (1)(BG data)
Remarks
Type series: ARIZONA: Santa Rita Mts., Madera Canyon; holotype: male, 26.viii.1970, K. Stephan Coll (FSCA);
paratypes: 21.vii.1969, 3.viii.1968, 18.viii.1968, vii.1970
See Also
"The head of male is not entirely yellow in B. stephani, a character which will separate that sex from B. tau and B. subfasciata, the other species of this group that occurring in Arizona. Females not separable" (1)
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.