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Species Scymnus creperus

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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 Scymninae
Tribe Scymnini (Dusky Lady Beetles)
Genus Scymnus
Species creperus (Scymnus creperus)
Explanation of Names
Scymnus (Pullus) creperus Mulsant, 1850
creperus (L). 'doubtful, uncertain'
Size
1.6 - 2.7 mm (1)
Identification
Elytron with apical pale border wide, at least 1/5 of a mm; pronotal spot small, usually confined to area just anterior to basal median projection (1)
Pronotum with black area poorly defined, restricted to median, basal 1/3 of pronotum
Range
se US to NM, CO (NM-FL-MD-CO) - Map (1),(2)
Remarks
one of the most common Scymnus spp. in the TAMUIC (3)
Print References
Mulsant, M.E. 1850. Species de Coleopteres trimeres securipalpes. Ann. Sci. Phys. Nat. Lyon 2: 1-1104.
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.Illustrated Beetle (Coleoptera) Inventory of the Sabal Palm Sanctuary (Cameron County, Texas)
Edward G. Riley & Michael A. Quinn. 2011. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
3.Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC)