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Species Chilocorus stigma - Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle

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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 Chilocorinae
Genus Chilocorus (Twice-stabbed Lady Beetles)
Species stigma (Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Chilocorus stigma (Say 1835)
stigma = 'mark, spot'
3.75-5.0 mm(1)
Gordon's figures (1) - dorsal spots nearly uniformly small
most of NA except w. coast (NS-FL to AB-AZ; map)(1)
most common coccinellid found during arboreal surveys in c. TX, mostly on oaks May-Jul(2)
Adults found on vegetation and trucks of trees infested with scales, mealybugs, and aphids(3)
Life Cycle
See Also
C. cacti and C. tumidus, occur in parts of the eastern range of C. stigma.(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.
2.Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.
3.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.