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Species Egius platycephalus - Yellow-crested Aegis

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Classification
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 Egius
Species platycephalus (Yellow-crested Aegis)
Explanation of Names
Egius platycephalus Mulsant 1850
Size
4 mm (BG data)
Range
s. FL, introduced
native to the Caribbean, recently found in so. FL (1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: FL 2013 (1)
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.