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Species Scymnus tenebrosus

Scymnus (Pullus) tenebrosus Mulsant - Scymnus tenebrosus Scymnus (Pullus) tenebrosus Mulsant - Scymnus tenebrosus Scymnus (Pullus) tenebrosus Mulsant - Scymnus tenebrosus beetle - Scymnus tenebrosus - male Scymnus (Pullus) tenebrosus Mulsant - Scymnus tenebrosus
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 Scymninae
Tribe Scymnini (Dusky Lady Beetles)
Genus Scymnus
No Taxon (pronotum entirely black)
Species tenebrosus (Scymnus tenebrosus)
Explanation of Names
Scymnus (Pullus) tenebrosus Mulsant, 1850
tenebrio (L). 'a lover of darkness' (1)
Size
1.95-2.53 mm (2)
Identification
large black sp. (2)
Range
e. N. Amer. (TX-FL-ME-ND) - Map (3), plus Gainesville, FL (4), and Latimer Co., OK (26 spmns) (5)
Life Cycle
27 males collected June 11 in Baton Rouge, LA on arborvitae (Cupressaceae) (6)
Remarks
map based on the examination of 555 spmns! (2)
See Also
smaller members may be confused with compar (uncommon) or lacustris (a mostly w. sp.) (2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.The Scymnini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the United States & Canada: Key to genera and revision of Scymnus, Nephus, & Diomus
Robert D. Gordon. 1976. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Buffalo, NY, Vol 28.
3.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.
4. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
5.List of Coleoptera Collected in Latimer County, Oklahoma by Karl Stephan (2002)
6.The Coccinellidae of Louisiana (Insecta: Coleoptera).
Chapin, J.B. 1974. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 682: 2-87.