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Subfamily Chilocorinae

small red, black beetle - Exochomus childreni Coccinellidae - Exochomus LB - Axion plagiatum Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle - Chilocorus stigma beetle with 2 red spots - Chilocorus Exochomus childreni lady beetle - Chilocorus Chilocorus stigma
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 Chilocorinae
Explanation of Names
Author: Mulsant, 1946
One tribe with 8 genera in North America, according to American Beetles(1)

Tribe Chilocorini Mulsant 1846
Genus Brumoides Chapin, 1965
Genus Brumus Mulsant, 1850
Genus Axion Mulsant, 1850
Genus Curinus Mulsant, 1850
Genus Arawana Leng, 1908
Genus Exochomus Redtenbacher, 1843
Genus Halmus Mulsant, 1850
Genus Chilocorus Leach, 1815
Round, oval, or shield-shaped. Highly convex, explanate (helmet-like, with a flared "rim"). Often black with 2-6 red or orange spots; sometimes red or orange with or without spots; two species metallic blue.

Larvae: usually black, sometimes with pale or red markings, always with long "spines."
Scale insects, especially armored scales. Sometimes aphids, psyllids, and other soft-bodied insects and larvae.
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.