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Species Scymnus fraternus

Scymnus fraternus Scymnus fraternus LeConte - Scymnus fraternus - male Scymnus fraternus LeConte - Scymnus fraternus - male Scymnus fraternus LeConte - Scymnus fraternus - male dusky lady beetle - Scymnus fraternus dusky lady beetle - Scymnus fraternus dusky lady beetle - Scymnus fraternus dusky lady beetle - Scymnus fraternus
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 Scymnus
No Taxon (elytral tips pale)
Species fraternus (Scymnus fraternus)
Explanation of Names
Scymnus fraternus LeConte, 1852
Identification
pattern somewhat variable, Gordon's figures (1)(2)
Range
e. US, plus scattered Great Plains records (LA-FL-ME-IA) - Map (1)(3)
See Also
louisianae and brullei (4)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1852. Remarks upon the Coccinellidae of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 6: 129-145. (p. 138)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.
2.Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC)
3.Notes on Texas Coccinellidae.
Gaines, J.C. 1933. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 28(5): 211-215.
4.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.