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Subspecies Hippodamia quinquesignata ambigua

Lady beetle - Hippodamia quinquesignata Lady beetle - Hippodamia quinquesignata Hippodamia? - Hippodamia quinquesignata - female Hippodamia quinquesignata? - Hippodamia quinquesignata Hippodamia quinquesignata ambigua Ladybug - Hippodamia quinquesignata Lady bug? - Hippodamia quinquesignata Pacific 5 spotted? - Hippodamia quinquesignata Pacific 5 spotted? - Hippodamia quinquesignata
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 Coccinellinae
Genus Hippodamia
Species quinquesignata (Five-spotted Lady Beetle)
Subspecies ambigua (Hippodamia quinquesignata ambigua)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hippodamia ambigua (1)
Hippodamia punctulata (1)
Identification
"H. q. ambigua exhibits the pale area on the lateral pronotum often confined to the apical corner, elytra 'almost always' immaculate, with or without convergent spots ... and confined to the west coast, west of the Sierra / Cascade mountains. These characteristics found combined, rule out the other possibilities ..." (comment by Tim Moyer)
Remarks
Page creation based on the identification of these images by Tim Moyer.
Internet References
pinned specimen at Harvard's MCZ Type Database
another pinned specimen at Harvard's MCZ Type Database