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Unknown  - Didion punctatum

Unknown - Didion punctatum
Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
June 2, 2008
Size: 1.2 mm
One specimen collected in a Lindgren trap

I think I found one yesterday.
Wish I could photograph it :-(

I have been getting a fair amount of this species this season in my traps...

wow... nice coccinellid, i guess

yes, Didion punctatum
Didion punctatum (Melsh.)(Gordon's book comes through again!)(1) - see info on Genus page. Given the suspected food, I'm not sure how/why it got in your trap. Type found at MCZ under 'Scymnus punctatus'.

Guide pages added.

Great find, and another new genus and species for BugGuide :)

for the help gentlemen, the way the head was oriented was throwing me away from coccinellidae, but I'm convinced.


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