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Genus Coccinella

Seven spot lady beetle - Coccinella septempunctata seven spotted lady beetle - Coccinella septempunctata Ladybug with black stripes for dots - Coccinella trifasciata Coccinella septempunctata Coccinella septempunctata? - Coccinella septempunctata Coccinellidae - Coccinella hieroglyphica Coccinella novemnotata Lady Beetle- Coccinella septempunctata? - Coccinella septempunctata
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 Coccinellinae
Genus Coccinella
Explanation of Names
Coccinella Linnaeus 1758
12 species in or area, >30 total
Coccinella alta Brown 1962
Coccinella californica Mannerheim 1843
Coccinella difficilis Crotch 1873
Coccinella fulgida Watson 1954
Coccinella hieroglyphica Linnaeus 1758
Coccinella monticola Mulsant 1850
Coccinella prolongata Crotch 1873
Coccinella trifasciata Linnaeus 1758
Elytral suture very narrowly black, at least apically:
Coccinella novemnotata Herbst - white betw. eyes
Coccinella prolongata Crotch - w.NA
Coccinella alta Brown - c. CA, n. UT, sw. AB
Coccinella johnsoni Casey - coastal strip, AK‒CA
Coccinella californica Mannerheim - coastal strip, WA‒CA
larval key(1)
Aphids and other small, soft-bodied insects.
Print References
Works Cited
1.Larval systematics of North American Coccinella L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
Robert D. Gordon and Natalia Vandenberg. 1995. Entomologica Scandinavica, vol. 26.
2.A revision of the forms of Coccinella L. occurring in America North of Mexico (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
W. J. Brown. 1962. The Canadian Entomologist, Vol. 94, No. 8, pp. 785-808.
3.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.