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Genus Adalia

Lady Beetle - Adalia bipunctata Lady Beetle ID Requested - Adalia bipunctata Coccinellidae 05 - Adalia bipunctata Adalia bipunctata ? - Adalia bipunctata Second Adalia of the season... - Adalia bipunctata Coccinellidae 6-05-10 01 - Adalia bipunctata Lady Beetle - Adalia bipunctata Exochomus californicus maybe? - Adalia bipunctata
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 Coccinellinae
Genus Adalia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1846 by Étienne Mulsant as Idalia, then in 1850 Mulsant gave it the substitute name Adalia after discovering that Idalia had already been used for a genus of moths
Internet References
Histoire naturelle des coléoptères de France: Sulcicolles-Sécuripalpes, p.44    Mulsant's original description of the genus (in French)