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Genus Cephaloscymnus

Coccinellid - Cephaloscymnus insulatus Coccinellid - Cephaloscymnus insulatus Cephaloscymnus occidentalis Horn - Cephaloscymnus occidentalis Cephaloscymnus occidentalis Horn - Cephaloscymnus occidentalis small hairy beetle - Cephaloscymnus zimmermanni Cephaloscymnus zimmermanni australis Gordon - Cephaloscymnus zimmermanni Cephaloscymnus z. zimmermanni Crotch - Cephaloscymnus zimmermanni Fuzzy beetle - Cephaloscymnus zimmermanni
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
Genus Cephaloscymnus
Explanation of Names
Cephaloscymnus Crotch 1873
'large-headed Scymnus' --large head is a notable feature of the genus
Numbers
4 spp. in our area, many more to the south(1)
C. insulatus Gordon
C. laevis Gordon
Range
e US to CA (MA-IL-SC-CA), Neotropics(2)(BG data)
Works Cited
1.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.
2.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.