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Species Scymnus brullei - Brullé's Lady Beetle

Scymnus brullei Scymnus (Pullus) brullei Mulsant - Scymnus brullei
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 Scymnus
No Taxon (elytral tips pale)
Species brullei (Brullé's Lady Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Scymnus (Pullus) brullei Mulsant, 1850
Patronym for Gaspard Auguste Brullé (1809-1873), a French entomologist.
Size
Length, 2.3-2.4 mm (1)
Identification
Gordon's figures - May have large pale areas (2)
Range
e NA (TX-FL-QC-SK) - Map (2)(1)
See Also
most likely to be confused with Scymnus fraternus and Scymnus louisianae (3)
Print References
Gordon, R.D. 1976. The Scymnini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the United States and Canada: key to genera and revision of Scymnus, Nephus and Diomus. Bull. Buffalo Soc Nat. Sci. 28: 1-362.
Mulsant, M.E. 1850. Species de Coleopteres trimeres securipalpes. Ann. Sci. Phys. Nat. Lyon 2: 1-1104. (p. 984)
Works Cited
1.The Coccinellidae of Louisiana (Insecta: Coleoptera).
Chapin, J.B. 1974. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 682: 2-87.
2.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.
3.The Scymnini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the United States & Canada: Key to genera and revision of Scymnus, Nephus, & Diomus
Robert D. Gordon. 1976. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Buffalo, NY, Vol 28.