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Species Psyllobora schwarzi

Psyllobora schwarzi Chapin - Psyllobora schwarzi
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 Coccinellinae
Genus Psyllobora (Fungus-eating Lady Beetles)
Species schwarzi (Psyllobora schwarzi)
Explanation of Names
Psyllobora schwarzi Chapin 1957
recently established in so. FL (Broward and Dade Cos.), native to W. Indies (Cuba, Bahamas) (1)
first collected in Florida at Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, February 2012. Since then, it has been collected at three other localities in Miami-Dade County (Key Biscayne, Miami, and North Miami). Collections were in August and October 2012. It appears to be established. (Featured Creatures)
Print References
Chapin, E.A. 1957. Records of coccinellid beetles from the Cayman Islands, with descriptions of new species from the West Indies. Entomologists Monthly Magazine 93: 89–91.
Internet References
Featured Creatures - Michael C. Thomas and Orland J. Blanchard, Jr., 2013
Works Cited
1.Ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) recently immigrant to Florida
Thomas M.C., Blanchard O.J. 2013. Florida Dept. Agric. & Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry, Entomology Circular Number 428. 5 pp.