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Species Brachiacantha uteella

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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 uteella (Brachiacantha uteella)
Explanation of Names
Brachiacantha uteella Casey 1908
uteella - Probably from the name of the Ute people + the Latin diminutive ending -ella: the type location was in Utah
Size
2.6 to 4.6 mm (1)
Identification
Gordon's figures - "Form elongate oval. Elytron variable, typical form black with 5 yellow spots, basal spot often faint, or spots expanded, partially confluent. Pronotum of male black except anterior margin and anterolateral angle broadly yellow, apical margin of blac area indented." (1)
Range
w. NA (CA-NM-SD-BC) - Map (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. (1)
B. testudo - c. to s. TX
B. uteella - w. NA
B. illustris - Rocky Mtns (CO-MT) - 3.4-4.6 mm
Print References
Casey, T.L. 1908. Notes on the Coccinellidae. Canadian Entomologist, 40: 393-421. (p.412)
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.