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Tiny lady beetle found on grapevine - Scymnus kansanus - male

Tiny lady beetle found on grapevine - Scymnus kansanus - Male
Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA
June 21, 2011
Size: 2mm
View of underside to permit ID of sex

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Tiny lady beetle found on grapevine - Scymnus kansanus Tiny lady beetle found on grapevine - Scymnus kansanus - male Tiny lady beetle found on grapevine - Scymnus kansanus

this also helps w/ species!
I know it's S. kansanus by the range and immaculate pronotum already, but this also shows an important diagnostic feature, the feebly-impressed fifth abdominal sternum of the male.

 
Thanks, Abby.
Your knowledge about these little critters is impressive -- and in such a short time!

 
thanks :)
I study very hard when I get into something! I got the seminal work on Tribe Scymnini on my birthday and have been tearing through it ... these little scymnines can be frustrating, but picking through them and finding the distinctive ones is SO rewarding.

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