Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1843 by Ludwig Redtenbacher
moved to genus Brumus
(Kovar, 1995). See Brumus quadripustulatus
Distributed worldwide. Nine species in North America, 2 of which have been introduced as biocontrol agents. (Gordon's(1)
list of 10 species, with 3 introduced, includes quadripustulatus
, now in genus Brumus
(from Gordon’s key to Chilocorinae)
Postcoxal line on first abdominal sternum not merging with posterior margin of sternum, recurved apically, and complete. Tarsal claw with basal tooth.
Southeastern US, Texas west to California, and north to Oregon and Washington
Aphids and scales - see Gordon (1)
Note: Some information for this page provided by BugGuide contributor Tim R. Moyer
Gordon, 1985, especially pp. 621-641, figures 510-524.
Kovar, I. 1995. Revision of the genera Brumus Muls. and Exochomus Redt. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of Palaearctic Region. Part-1. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 44: 5-124.