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Genus Anatis - Giant Lady Beetles

Large Lady Beetle - Anatis lecontei Eye-spotted Lady Beetle - Anatis mali Fifteen-spotted Lady Beetle  - Anatis labiculata large lady beetle larva - Anatis mali Eye-spotted Lady Beetle (Anatis mali)  - Anatis mali Anatis labiculata? - Anatis labiculata INSECT - Anatis ID Please - Anatis lecontei
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 Anatis (Giant Lady Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Myzia LeConte 1852 (in part)
Explanation of Names
Anatis Mulsant 1846
4 spp. in our area, 6 total
7.2-10.5 mm(1); the largest coccinellids of our fauna
see (1)
Patch of fine, short hairs at rear of each elytron. Antennae with 10 segments, terminating in triangular club. Meso- and metatibia each with 2 spurs. Tarsal claw with large, subquadrate basal tooth.
in NA, across the north (AK-NF)(2) to NM-SC
Usually arboreal
Mostly aphids, but also caterpillars and sawfly larvae, especially those in trees.
Adults darken with age. The oldest individuals may appear to have no black spots because the base color is so dark.
Print References
McKenzie H.L. (1936) An anatomical and systematic study of the genus Anatis of America. U. Cal. Publ. Entomol. 6(10): 263-272.
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.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.