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Genus Didion

Beetle  - Didion punctatum Beetle  - Didion punctatum Histerid? - Didion punctatum Unknown  - Didion punctatum Scymninae? - Didion longulum Scymninae? - Didion longulum Didion longulum Casey - Didion longulum Didion punctatum (Melsheimer) - Didion punctatum
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
Tribe Scymnini (Dusky Lady Beetles)
Genus Didion
Explanation of Names
Didion Casey 1899
Numbers
3 spp. in the genus, all in our area
Size
1.3-1.8 mm(1)
Identification
"Scymnini with form elongate, oval; less than 2.0mm." "Didion most likely confused with some members of Scymnus, but" . . ."usually has the lateral pronotal margin nearly straight and strongly convergent anteriorly, and has the pronotal base distinctly narrower than the elytral base."(1)
Range
Genus is restricted to NA(1)
Food
uncertain, but possibly spider mites(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.