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Species Scymnus socer

Scymnus socer - male Scymnus socer - female Scymnus socer LeConte - Scymnus socer Scymnus socer LeConte - Scymnus socer Scymnus socer LeConte - Scymnus socer
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
Species socer (Scymnus socer)
Explanation of Names
Scymnus socer LeConte, 1852
Type shows orange on sides of pronotum
"Species with apex of elytron black or with a more or less well-defined, pale apical border, never a definite pale spot" (1)
e US (TX-FL-NJ-TN) - Map (1)(2)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1852. Remarks upon the Coccinellidae of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 6: 129-145.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.Illustrated Beetle (Coleoptera) Inventory of the Sabal Palm Sanctuary (Cameron County, Texas)
Edward G. Riley & Michael A. Quinn. 2011. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.