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Species Scymnus rubricaudus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)
Subfamily Scymninae
Tribe Scymnini (Dusky Lady Beetles)
Genus Scymnus
No Taxon (elytral tips pale)
Species rubricaudus (Scymnus rubricaudus)
Explanation of Names
Scymnus rubricaudus Casey, 1899
rubricaudus (L). "red tail," referring to the reddish rear end of this species.
Length: 1.65 - 2.05 mm (1)
Gordon's figures (1); The combination of [pale apical] elytral spot, short elytral pubescence, mostly dark pronotum and elongate form distinguish rubricaudus from other species of Pullus. (2)

Det. R. Gordon, 1984
e US (c.TX-FL-MA-WI / s.Ont.) (disjunct records in ND-SD) (2)(1)(3)(4) (no online map)
Type Locality: Kansas
See Also
The Texas and Florida spmns with an entirely red pronotum may be confused with semiruber, but semiruber is rounded in form. (2)

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2015

Diomus terminatus (Say) - elytral tips more yellow than red/orange as in Scymnus rubricaudus Casey
- Range: e. US
spmn det. E. G. Riley, 2010
Print References
Casey, T.L. 1899. A revision of the American Coccinellidae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 7: 71-169.
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian
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.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
4.List of Coleoptera Collected in Latimer County, Oklahoma by Karl Stephan (2002)