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Species Cephaloscymnus occidentalis

Cephaloscymnus occidentalis Horn - Cephaloscymnus occidentalis Cephaloscymnus occidentalis Horn - Cephaloscymnus occidentalis Cephaloscymnus occidentalis Horn - Cephaloscymnus occidentalis
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
Species occidentalis (Cephaloscymnus occidentalis)
Explanation of Names
Cephaloscymnus occidentalis Horn 1895
occidentalis = 'western', referring to the range
Size
1.8-2.1 mm(1)
Identification
Brown to reddish-brown above; venter (underside) brownish-black, leg brown.
Pronotum finely punctured, anterior (front) angle feebly explanate.
Range
CA-AZ, southmost TX [Map](1)
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.