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Species Diomus terminatus

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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 Scymninae
Tribe Diomini
Genus Diomus
Species terminatus (Diomus terminatus)
Explanation of Names
Diomus terminatus (Say 1852)
e. US (NY-FL to IA-TX) - Map (2)(1)
Generalist aphid predator
Life Cycle
Print References
Akbar W., Carlton C., Reagan T.E. (2009) Life cycle and larval morphology of Diomus terminatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and its potential as a biological control agent of Melanaphis sacchari (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 102: 96-103.
Gordon R.D. (1999) South American Coccinellidae (Coleoptera), Part VI: a systematic revision of the South American Diomini, new tribe (Scymninae). Ann. Zool. (Warszawa) 49 (Suppl.1): 1-219.
Hentz M.G., Nuesslyand G.S. (2002) Morphology and biology of Diomus terminatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a predator of Sipha flava (Homoptera: Aphididae). Fla Entomol. 85: 276–279. (Full text)
Meyerdirk D.E. (1983) Biology of Diomus flavifrons (Blackburn) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a citrus mealybug predator. Env. Entomol. 12: 1275-1277.
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.The Scymnini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the United States & Canada: Key to genera and revision of Scymnus, Nephus, & Diomus
Robert D. Gordon. 1976. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Buffalo, NY, Vol 28.