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Coccinellid - Brachiacantha albifrons

Coccinellid - Brachiacantha albifrons
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
July 20, 2008
Size: 3.8 mm
Sorry..I know this should have been pointed..Thought this was Brumoides septentrionis but it doesn't look right; it is also larger than that species (I have a couple of those in my collection)

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Coccinellid - Brachiacantha albifrons Coccinellid - Brachiacantha albifrons Coccinellid - Brachiacantha albifrons

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

My thoughts: Brachiacantha al
My thoughts: Brachiacantha albifrons

Gordon drawings, Map & Description:
"Length 3.50 to 4.40 mm, width 2.40 to 3.0 mm. Form slender, elongate. Head yellow in both sexes, female with clypeal apex brown; male pronotum black."

 
Thanks
this species either seems to be extremely variable in colour given the existing guide images or have the specimens on the guide page been wrongly identified? :-/

 
Wow, did not even look to see
Wow, did not even look to see if there was already a page. Considering Gordons drawings, that's a stumper. Maybe Tim Moyer will give a look and see what he thinks. He seems to be better at these less common ones on the guide.

 
Fits the description
as in John Acorn's book here. A rare species whose larvae are symbiotic inhabitants in Lasius ant nests. It looks like the pre-existing images of this species in the guide have been misidentified.

 
yes, I agree w/ all three of you...
Those other images on the B. albifrons page must be misidentified. It's very good to have your actual species images here! Brachiacantha species are very variable, but B. albifrons always has pale elytra and dark markings by yours.

 
I sent Tim M. an email. Let'
I sent Tim M. an email. Let's see what he has to say just to make sure. Then adjustments can be made from there.

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