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Genus Scymnus

Coccinellidae (Ladybird Beetles) - Scymnus Scymnus sp. - Scymnus Small coccinellid - Scymnus nebulosus beetle - Scymnus kansanus Scymnus (Pullus) semiruber Horn - Scymnus semiruber Coccinelid - Scymnus nebulosus Small lady beetle - Scymnus Scymnus securus J. Chapin - Scymnus securus
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
Tribe Scymnini (Dusky Lady Beetles)
Genus Scymnus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scymnus Kugelann 1794
Explanation of Names
Scymnus - Greek for 'cub' or 'whelp' (1)
Numbers
93 spp. (in two subgenera) north of Mexico (2)
Identification
Larva is covered with waxy outgrowths, similar to Cryptolaemus. Adults can be difficult to identify to species without genitalia dissection and ventral imaging.
Range
throughout N. Amer. and worldwide (2)
Works Cited
1.Ladybugs of Alberta
John Acorn. 2007. University of Alberta Press, 169 pages.
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.