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Genus Selvadius - Amber Lady Beetles

Selvadius sp. - Selvadius Selvadius nunenmacheri Gordon - Selvadius nunenmacheri Small Beetle - Selvadius Small Beetle - Selvadius Selvadius Selvadius - Range Extension - Selvadius Selvadius - Range Extension - Selvadius Selvadius - Range Extension - Selvadius
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 Scymninae
Genus Selvadius (Amber Lady Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Selvadius Casey 1899
Numbers
4 spp. in our area(1)
Size
under 2.5 mm(2)
Range
sw US (CA-TX-WY) - Map (2)
Habitat
grassland communities(2)
Food
Prey unknown; possibly scale insects(1)
Print References
Casey, T. L. 1899. A revision of the American Coccinellidae. Jour. New York Entomol. Soc. 7:71-169.
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.
2.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.