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Genus Didion

Beetle  - Didion punctatum Scymninae? - Didion longulum Didion punctatum (Melsheimer) - Didion punctatum Didion punctatum (Melsheimer) - Didion punctatum Phalacridae: Stilbus sp.? - Didion Didion punctatum? - Didion punctatum Limnichidae? - Didion Limnichidae? - Didion
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
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
Elongate, oval; <'2.0 mm; most likely confused with some 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
nearctic genus(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.