Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

See Moth submissions from National Moth Week 2023

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Previous events


Species Zilus horni

Smallest Ladybird - Zilus horni Smallest Ladybird - Zilus horni Zilus horni Zilus horni Zilus horni Zilus horni Zilus horni? Red Bank Battlefield Park, NJ - Zilus horni
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 Scymnillini (Zagloba and Zilus)
Genus Zilus
Species horni (Zilus horni)
Explanation of Names
Zilus horni Gordon 1985
Length 1.4 to 1.6 mm (1)
Natalia Vandenberg:
"combination of pubescent head+pronotum and glabrous elytra is characteristic of Zilus."
FL to MD, west to WI, plus disjunct LA records - Map (1)(2)
Life Cycle
many collected in LA on arborvitae, juniper, and cypress (Cypress Family - Cupressaceae) (2)
Type Locality: Maryland, Piney Pt., Coll. Hubbard & Schwarz
See Also
similar to Z. aterrimus (Horn) although the distributions are disjunct, however, Zilus horni is entirely black dorsally, whereas Zilus aterrimus is reddish brown dorsally. (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.
2.The Coccinellidae of Louisiana (Insecta: Coleoptera).
Chapin, J.B. 1974. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 682: 2-87.