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Subfamily Sticholotidinae

beetle - Microweisea misella Coccinellid? - Microweisea misella Delphastus pusilla (LeConte) - Delphastus pusillus Gnathoweisea sp., prob. texana Gordon - Gnathoweisea texana Supplemental lady beetle for Abigail - Delphastus small hairy beetle - Cephaloscymnus zimmermanni Whitefly Predator - Delphastus pusillus Delphastus pusilla (LeConte) - Delphastus pusillus
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 Sticholotidinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sticholotinae Weise, 1901
Numbers
4 tribes with 7 genera in North America, according to American Beetles.(1) Nearctica lists 21 species.

Tribe Microweisini Leng, 1920
Genus Microweisea Cockerell, 1903
Genus Coccidophilus Brethes, 1905
Genus Gnathoweisea Gordon, 1970
Genus Nipus Casey, 1899

Tribe Serangiini Pope, 1962
Genus Delphastus Casey, 1899

Tribe Cephaloscymnini Gordon, 1985
Genus Cephaloscymnus Crotch, 1873

Tribe Carinodulini Gordon, Pakaluk & Slipinski, 1989
Genus Carinodulinka Slipinski & Tomaszewska, 2002
Size
1 to 3 mm
Identification
Most oval or oblong, strongly convex (dome-shaped), appearing hemispherical to spherical. Carinodulinka is elongated and somewhat rectangular.
Black or dark brown, sometimes with yellowish or reddish markings.
Mouthparts distinctive: apical segment of maxillary palpus tapered or barrel-shaped, not broadened.
Food
Scale insects and whiteflies
Remarks
Some species do not have functional wings - a rarity in North American lady beetles.
Print References
Gordon, 1985, especially pp. 34-74, figures 4-35.(2)

Slipinski, S.A.; Tomaszewska K.W., 2002a: Carinodulinka baja, new genus and new species of Carinodulini from Baja California (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). 4 pp. Annales zoologici 52(4): 489-492.
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.