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Species Anovia circumclusa

Another accidental introduction - Anovia circumclusa
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 Coccidulinae
Tribe Noviini
Genus Anovia
Species circumclusa (Anovia circumclusa)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anovia circumclusa (Gorham)
Orig. Comb: Zenoria circumclusa Gorham 1899
Explanation of Names
circumclusa (L). "shut in, enclosed on every side"
In living specimens the ventral abdomen is bright blood red. (Michael C. Thomas, BG comment 2008)
Broward and Miami-Dade couties, so. FL / C. Amer. (Forrester and Vandenberg, 2008)
A Central American ladybird beetle.
Print References
Forrester, J.A., Vandenberg, N.J. 2008. First Florida records for Anovia circumclusa (Gorham) (Coleoptera:Coccinellidae:Noviini): A natural enemy of Icerya genistae Hempel (Hemiptera:Margarodidae). Zootaxa 1720: 66-68. (Full PDF)
Internet References
Systematic Entomology Laboratory- download page for 3.17 MB PDF article:    "Redescription of Anovia circumclusa (Gorham) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae:Noviini), with First Description of the Egg, Larva, and Pupa, and Notes on Adult Intraspecifi c Elytral Pattern Variation"
Biologia Centrali-Americana, v.32 (Coleoptera v.7), p.262 - Gorham's original description of the species.